Sex education

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How to talk to kids about bodies

Books
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
bodies
puberty
reproduction
sex education

Non-fiction


A 38 page guide for parents showing them how to have shame-free conversations with their child about their genitals.


Age: Parents and teachers of children 0 to 12 years.

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Let's talk about sex

Books
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
bodies
contraception
LGBTI
puberty
reproduction
families
safer sex
sex education
sexting

Non-fiction


Biological and psychological information about sex: from puberty and conception to birth control and STIs, including sections on the body, families and babies, and sexual health. New edition includes expanded information on internet, texting safety, contraception and LGBT.

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Let's talk about the birds and the bees

Books
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
bodies
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
families
sex education

Non-fiction


Cartoon illustrated book for parents to read to children about differences between male and female reproductive systems, private body parts, sexual intercourse, love, puberty, what touching is ok/not ok, families. Simple facts as a starting point for conversations. 

Book review by Cath Hak 6min (external link)


Age: Parents and teachers of 4 to 11 year olds.

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Let's talk about where babies come from

Books
Lower primary
Upper primary
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
bodies
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
families
sex education
STIs and BBVs

Non-fiction


Comics and cartoons outlining:  similarities and differences between girls and boys, growing up, reproductive organs, how babies are made, what sex is, what is love, same sex attraction, conception, pregnancy, different types of birth, genetics (e.g. hair colour), different kinds of families, keeping safe (consensual touch), HIV (but not other STI/BBVs). A book that parents/teachers can read to younger children, or older children can read themselves. 

Book review by Cath Hak 4min 36sec.


Age: 7 to 11 years.

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Sexuality education matters

Books
Guidelines
Teacher
Australia
sex education

A university program created by Deakin University preparing pre-service teachers to teach sexuality education.

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The sex education answer book

Books
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
bodies
consent
contraception
sexual diversity
gender diversity
pornography
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education

Non-fiction


Age appropriate answers to all of the tough questions children ask parents about sex. Set out in ages 3 - 14.


Age: Parents and teachers of 3 to 14 year olds