When children enter their preschool years, they begin to notice what you say or do more frequently. They become familiar with their own bodies and are curious about the bodies of others. It is common for them to begin asking questions about human reproduction.
Providing basic, accurate explanations early encourages future open learning and conversations.
Some parents may find it uncomfortable to teach young children about sexual health. Check out the following resources to help:
- Consent and privacy (Videos, AMAZE Parents)
- Naming body parts (Videos, AMAZE Parents)
- Reproduction Basics (Videos, AMAZE Parents)
- What to say when your kids ask “How are babies made?”
- Help kids learn where babies come from [with Tusky & Friends]
- Help kids learn where babies come from [with Scoops & Friends]
- Telling Kids Where Babies Come From (Sex, Adoption, IVF and Surrogacy)
- Help kids learn how babies are made
- How do you talk to young kids about sex?
- What to say when your kids ask, “Is playing doctor ok?”
- Electronic Media
- What should I do when my kid is exposed to, or asks questions about, mature topics? (AMAZE Parents)
- How can I teach my kids my values (AMAZE Parents)
- Online Child Sexual Exploitation (Public Safety Canada)
- Gender Identity & Expression
- Amaze Jr. Colouring book
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