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Reader Query: Educational resources on gender for kids January 31, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jender @ 11:04 am

A reader writes:

I’m looking for resources aimed at children aged 5-11 that teachers can use in the classroom to teach about gender, gender equality and gender variance.  Any ideas?


13 Responses to “Reader Query: Educational resources on gender for kids”

  1. Rebecca Kukla Says:

    Well that’s a very wide age range, but for 5-6 year olds, The Paper Bag Princess is a classic and very discussable and cute.

  2. Bill’s New Frock, by Anne Fine!

  3. Tamar G Says:

    Bank Street keeps a nice up-to-date meta-list for resources on gender non-conformity in kids: http://libguides.bankstreet.edu/transchildren

    there’s also a nice list here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Picture-Coloring-Gender-Variant-Children/lm/R8KCIUYCOC239

    “Accepting Dad” also has a good list here: http://www.acceptingdad.com/supportive-book-media-for-gender-variant-non-conforming-kids/

  4. And is the Gruffalo a woman? There is a Gruffalo’s Child as a sequel but I read them so long ago I can’t remember if there was a Mother&Father origin. But that is probably too young for your audience.

  5. lp Says:

    for the little’uns, todd parr’s books are nice happy inclusive books. tho not specifically focussed on gender, they look at things like non-trad non-hetero families, etc. and eric carle’s ‘mister seahorse’ is a pretty run-down of species in which the males gestate.

  6. lp Says:

    (or “gestates”. fish don’t actually gestate, eh?)

  7. Jender Says:

    King and King is also nice for the small ones.

  8. lp Says:

    ah! and ‘and tango makes three’!

  9. The Girl Effect website _ http://www.girleffect.org and also the Astell Project might have further info http://theastellproject.wordpress.com/about-2/

  10. A Reader Says:

    Thanks very much for all of your suggestions. In particular, thanks Heg! I don’t know why I didn’t think to check out the EHRC before – they’ve got loads of great resources on all kinds of inequality issues.

  11. skumar Says:

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