A list of sex education books for 3 year olds which means that... yes, you can actually start sex education this young (if not earlier).
Now, before you start to panic and think that your 3 year old is too young for the birds and bees or the facts of life, you can relax. Because none, yes I mean NONE, of these books actually talk about sexual intercourse!
Sex education in the early years isn't about sex at all. It is about other things. If you want to know more about what sex education should look like, then watch the video in this blogpost about sex education in the home.
So you will find sex education books for 3 year olds in this list about naming the private parts of the body. Books that talk about diversity in families and in children, and that everyone is different and that's okay. Books about body safety and the foundations for protecting children from sexual abuse. Books about pregnancy and age-appropriate information about where babies come from (inside mummy's uterus).
Books about lots of relevant stuff that 3 year olds do need to know about.
If it is a particular topic that you're interested in, then you'll find books by the topic in the main list of Sex Education Books for Children.
And if you're looking for book for a different aged child, then you'll want to look at the age-appropriate list of sex education books.
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.
There are a lot of books in this list on a wide range of topics that are relevant to sex education. Which means you'll find books on a lot of different topics, like consent, body safety, diversity families and more.
So you might feel overwhelmed and not quite sure where to start!
So if you can only buy 1 -5 books, what should you buy for a 3 year old?
If you can get a copy of it ,then Everyone's Got a Bottom covers nearly everything you need to talk about.
These are some of the many sex education books for 3 year olds 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 sex education books for 3 year olds, 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.