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Sex Education Books for 6 year olds

If you're looking for a book to help you with talking to your 6 year old child about the birds and bees, then you will want to have a look at this list of sex education books for 6 year olds. It includes all of the most popular and well-respected books on this topic. Plus some that are not as well known but are equally as good!

This is an age where books can help parents out a lot! Six year olds are often thinkers who spend a lot of time pondering the mysteries of the world. And one of the greatest mysteries is about where babies come from or how are babies made. The right book means that you don't have to struggle with working what you can (and can't) say to your child. 

You'll find  a wide range of sex education books for 6 year olds in this list. Some are very general and cover absolutely everything. Whereas others may be more specific and just talk about the one topic, like pregnancy, body parts or families. 

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 6 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.   What's the big secret is another and a more detailed 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 only talk about the different ways babies are made (including sex) that I really like are Mummy laid an egg (sexual intercourse only) or So that's where I came from, Where Did I really come from.


Body image

Body safety


Diversity & Inclusion


Gender identity

Internet safety

LGBTQI+ families


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