Book Review: So That’s How I Began by Gina Dawson is a lovely book for explaining to kids how babies are made.
A short overview of this book
So That’s How I Began by Gina Dawson is perfect for kids who want to understand sex. Especially those kids who are at that age where they find picture books too babyish. But they’re not quite ‘mature enough’ for a book that has no pictures. As it has minimal pictures and lots of age-appropriate explanations.
I really like this book but it is out-of-date in regards to how it refers to gender and biological sex. It makes the assumption that you are a girl if you have female reproductive organs and a boy if you have male reproductive organs. So just be mindful of this, when reading, as you will need to adapt your language. Hopefully, it is something the author will address.
Other than that, I like this book as it pretty much chats about everything in a straight forward manner.
You can learn more on this page, about how to talk to kids about sex education.
What’s the ideal age for this book?
So That’s How I Began by Gina Dawson is ideal for children between the ages of 8 and 12 years.
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