RESOURCES FOR YOUTH & CHILDREN
It's Perfectly Normal is a great book to have on hand for your children. It has a wealth of information that is extremely informative and easy to understand. The book covers topics such as the adventures of puberty, reproduction, masturbation, families, staying safe, and more. The illustrations are all very diverse and friendly. If you put yourself into the category of feeling uncomfortable talking with your child about sex and their changing body, then this book is a great resource for you and your child. It is very comprehensive.
This is a great book to give your daughters to teach them about their menstrual cycle. The book covers anatomy, the changes that happen with puberty, body image including talking about how genitals also look different for everyone, hygiene, and doctor examinations. It's an easy read and there is a parent's guide in the back of the book. Since it is older and there are more options for hygiene I encourage extra teaching and discussion.
There are parts of this book I like and parts I don't. I would say you could start reading this book to your five year old. When I hear preschooler I think 3 and 4, but I wouldn't read this book to them. The reason being is I think some of the material is more advanced. This could be a good resource book for when they have specific questions say around where do babies come from... you can turn to those pages to answer them. This book is great in the sense that it promotes body positivity and normalcy. What is great are the author's notes to parents in the back. Read that for yourself because it is very useful.
I can not tell you how much I love this book! This book covers the word sex, as in its many uses and what it means. It also covers relationships, gender identity, bodies, appropriate and inappropriate touch, privacy, words we use to describe sexual feelings, words that hurt or that are helpful, and more. I love this book because it puts complex issues into simple language and that make them approachable. This is a perfect book to read alongside of your kid. I would start this book with 8 year old's and up. For older children they could read this on their own. I also love this book for its playful illustrations and diversity. It is really great. There are also suggested questions throughout the book and activities for your children to think about or do. At the back of the book is a glossary. Really this is a must buy.
SEX EDUCATION BY BOTH YOUTH AND PROFESSIONALS BASED OUT OF NEW JERSEY
SEXUALITY EDUCATION AND STATISTICS FOR YOUTH; RESOURCES ON RIGHTS AND JUSTICE\\
AMERICAN SEXUAL HEATH ASSOCIATION; SEXUAL HEALTH FOR TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS
SEX, ETC. IS ON A MISSION TO IMPROVE TEEN SEXUAL HEALTH ACROSS THE COUNTRY. EACH YEAR, 5 MILLION YOUNG PEOPLE VISIT SEX, ETC TO GET HONEST AND ACCURATE SEXUAL HEALTH INFORMATION. THEY DISCUSS SEX, STDs, BIRTH CONTROL, SEXUAL IDENTITY AND MORE WITHOUT JUDGEMENT OR AGENDA.