If you are wanting to talk to your child about gender, you'll like some of the gender positive children's books in this list. They will definately help you to start having open honest conversations about gender with your child.
The trend today, in regards to talking to kids about gender, is to not stereotype. By stereotype, I mean that we don't allow society to dictate how they should express their gender. The days of boys not being allowed to wear pink or play with dolls are slowly changing. Today, we allow boys to wear pink and to play with dolls or trucks or whatever it is that they want to play with. We allow children to express their gender in the way that they want to. And we know that letting a boy wear a pink tutu won't make him grow up to be gay (this is a common fear that parents have as they see it as a sign that their child will be same-sex attracted).
Gender positive children's books are a great way to make talking about gender a whole lot easier. There are some fantastic books that talk about what gender means in language that children easily understand. You will also find some ideas about how to talk to your child about gender in this blogpost of mine.
You will only find books in this list that are readily available at bookshops today.
You can find more books about different topics in the main list of Sex Education Books for Children.
And if you find this list a little overwhelming, you might want to look at the age-appropriate list of sex education books.
You’ll find more information about sex education in my Sex Education 101 page.
NOTE: Before passing any book to your child or reading the book with your child, you should read it yourself first. I might think it is a great book for a certain age child or that the information is valuable, but you may disagree. You need to choose books that reflect your values and the messages you want your child to receive.
These are some of the many gender positive children's books that have been written. As I find more, I will add them to this list. They are all really good books that kids can read to find reliable and accurate information about love, sex and relationships. Plus they will help prepare you too!
If you have looked at these gender positive children's books, you may also be interested in books on other topics too. You can find many of them listed in my sex education book review site.
I'm Cath, a sex educator living in Australia with my husband and 2 kids. I help parents to talk about sex (with less cringe and more confidence) and to empower their child to make smart sexual decisions. You can join my online parent support group here and visit my shop for helpful resources.