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Sex Education Books for 5 year olds

If you have a 5 year old who is starting to ask a lot of questions, then you will want to have a look at this list of sex education books for 5 year olds.

Some 5 year olds can ask a lot of questions. Some of the questions will be easy to answer. Others? Not so easy! Especially when they are about where babies come from or how babies are made

So you will find a mixture of different books that will satisfy your child's curiosity,  in this list of sex education books for 5 year olds.  You'll find books  that will help you with naming the private parts of the body, staying safe online, where babies come from, pregnancy, diversity, families, body safety, pornography and sex education in general. Books that are all age-appropriate, a pleasure to read and pefect for starting conversations about the birds and bees or the facts of life

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 5 year old?


If you want a book that covers everything in the one book, then my favourite is Let's talk about the birds and bees.   A briefer version is Amazing You. And a detailed 'very comprehensive' version is It's not the stork


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 What makes a baby. Books that mention sex are Mummy laid an egg or Let's talk about the birds and bees or  It's not the stork


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


These are some of the many sex education books for 5 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!

Resources

My mission is to create resources that will help you to naturally talk to your kids about sex, all while respecting your personal values.

Which means that inside this website, you'll find lots of resources to help you with talking to your child about love, sex, relationships and growing up.

My Sex Education 101 page includes all of the information on sex education. You'll find lots of different blogposts to help with getting started, on a wide range of different topics.

My Puberty 101 page includes all of the information on puberty. You'll find lots of different blogposts to help with talking to your child about growing up.

You'll find videos about sex ed in my Sex Education Videos resource page that you can watch with your child or to learn more about sex education yourself.

You’ll also find an extensive range of sex education books for children, for kids of all ages. There's even some books in there for parents! 

If you're looking for some ideas on how to talk to your child about bodies, Let's Talk About Bodies, will help you to start naming the private body parts and to have shame-free conversations with them about bodies. It is filled with lots of different ideas on how to have natural converasations with your child about their body. 

You'll also find some child friendly anatomically-correct cartoon illustrations of the genitals and internal reproductive organs that are appropriate for children from the age of 3 and up. Let's Look at Different Body Parts is a printable that will help take the awkward out of talking to your child about their body, so they grow up feeling educated, confident, and comfortable in their own skin.

If you're worried that talking to your child about bodies might lead to questions about sex, then you can relax. Let's Talk About Sex, will help you to explain sexual intercourse to your child in a way they will understand. It breaks sex down into simple steps that  take the stress out of explaining!

If your're unsure about how to answer your child's questions about sex, then The Sex Education Answer Book will give you age-specific answers to the most common questions kid's ask parents about sex.  Which means you don't need to worry about finding a child-friendly explanation that your child understands. 

About the Author Cath Hakanson

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 empower their child to make smart sexual decisions. To find a better way to talk about sex, you can join my community of parents and visit my shop for helpful resources.

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