5 of the best books for explaining the birds and the bees

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5 of the best books for explaining the birds and the bees
1. ‘It’s Not The Stork’ – Robie Harris

‘It’s Not The Stork’ by Robie Harris presents information to young children, from ages 4 to 8 years, in clear, factual, and age-appropriate terms through a bird and bee character. It answers the questions kids will ask such as What makes me a girl? What makes me a boy? Why are some parts of girls’ and boys’ bodies the same and why are some parts different? How was I made? Where do babies come from? All illustrated comically with sensitive and comfortable language portrayed by two engaging characters. €11, Available at Amazon

2. ‘What Makes A Baby?’ – Cory Silverberg

Written by sexuality educator Cory Silverberg, and illustrated by award-winning Canadian artist Fiona Smyth, ‘What Makes A Baby’ is a book for every kind of family. The book explains conception, gestation, and birth and is inclusive of all kinds of adults and families, regardless of how many people were involved, their orientation, gender and other identity, or family composition and doesn’t gender people or body parts. €17.99, Available at Easons

3. ‘“What’s Happening to My Body?” Book For Girls’; ‘“What’s Happening to My Body?” Book For Boys’ – Lynda Madaras

The “What’s Happening To My Body” series explores the body and the new feelings that come along with puberty. With helpful illustrations, anecdotes, and real-life stories, this is a comprehensive guide to puberty for girls and boys aged 10-15 years to make explaining the process easier for you, and the understanding easier for them.€13.50, Available at Easons

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4. ‘It’s So Amazing! A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families’ – Robie Harris

How does a baby begin? What makes a baby male or female? How is a baby born? Children have plenty of questions about reproduction and babies – and about sex and sexuality, too. This book provides the answers with fun, accurate, comic-book-style artwork and a clear, lively text that reflects elementary-school children’s interest in how things work, while providing them with a healthy understanding of their bodies. €11.26, Available at Easons

5. ‘What’s the Big Secret? Talking About Sex With Girls and Boys’ – Laurie Krasny Brown

‘What’s the Big Secret’ answers all your child’s questions such as; Are boys and girls different on the inside? How do you tell girls and boys apart? Do girls and boys have the same feelings? Where do babies come from? What does being pregnant mean? How do you get a belly button? Tell me about when I was a baby. Written in a straight forward and easy to understand way with helpful illustrations. €7, Available at Amazon

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Originally posted 2015-10-14 11:04:02.