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Sex Education Books for 4 year olds

There are some fantastic sex education books for 4 year olds that will help you with talking to your child about the birds and bees or the facts of life.

Especially if you have a 4 year old who is starting to ask questions about where babies come from or how babies are made

Books can help with answering some of these trickier conversations. They have pictures that will engage your child and age-appropriate information that your child will understand. 

You will find a wide range of sex education books for 4 year olds in this list, that will help you to talk with your child about absolutely anything to do with sex education. 

You'll find some books about pregnancy and where babies come from. Most (if not all) of the books about where babies come from don't talk about sexual intercourse. Instead they just explain that  a baby comes from inside the mummy and that it takes a part from a male and a female to make a baby. 

You'll also find books that name the private body parts, as well as talk about diversity, cybersafety, pornography, body safety, families, gender and much, much more!

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

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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.

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A warning! 

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 4 year old?

If you want a book that covers everything in the one book, then you'll like It's not the storkAmazing You is less detailed but still covers everything.

If you are looking for a book about where babies come from (that doesn't talk about sex), then you can look at The baby tree or What's in there or Amazing You.

The books by Robie H. Harris are excellent  books that you will also read for many years - Who we are, Who's in my family, What's in there and Who has what


Body safety


Diversity & Inclusion


Gender identity

Internet safety

LGBTQI+ families



Pregnancy & Birthing

Private body parts (or genitals)

Protective behaviours

Sex education (books that cover everything)


Sex (or how babies are made)

Where babies come from