nullHow early should you introduce the names of body parts?
How early should you introduce the names of body parts?
It is recommended and age appropriate that students as early as kindergarten learn the correct names of their external body parts, including sexual parts, for example, penis, vulva, breast, testicles and buttocks (or bottom). Knowing these names enables a child to communicate clearly if they need to get help; and in particular in cases of abuse or injury. The classroom teacher should communicate with parents/caregivers with adequate notice to ensure they understand the concepts and proposed learning sequence their child will be participating in.