One of the biggest changes in sex education over the last decade has been the introduction of children’s books about being transgender.
Today we are a lot more aware (than we used to be) that gender does not always match your genitals.
Sex is biological and is assigned when a child is born ie male, female or indeterminate.
Gender is what we identify as and is not assigned at birth. It is more about what we feel like we are, on the inside.
Sometimes gender and sex don’t match. So if someone is born with a penis, the sex of that person would be male, but if that person identifies as female, then their gender is transgirl.
So why do kids need to know about this?
- The chances of your child coming across gender diversity at school or within the community is very possible.
- Children need to be inclusive and not discriminate against people who are different.
- Children who easily accept differences in others will be more accepting of their own differences. Which means they will have higher self-esteem and better body image.
These children’s books on transgender will help you to explain gender diversity to your child. And no, they won’t find it confusing. They will just accept it as another fact of life.
You can find more books about different topics in the main list of Sex Education Books for Children.
And if you find this list a little overwhelming, you might want to look at the age-appropriate list of sex education books.
You’ll find more information about sex education in my Sex Education 101 page.
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Here you will find some of the children’s books on transgender. You will find a video review where I show you through the book, as well as links to Amazon, Book Depository and Booktopia.
These are some of the many children’s books on transgender that have been written. As I find more, I will add them to this list. They are all really good books that you will find useful for starting to talk about gender.
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.
Children’s books about being transgender
Below you’ll find all the individual books that will help children to understand what it means to be transgender. Just click the book that interests you to learn more.
If you have looked at these children’s books about being transgender, 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.
Resources to help with talking about sex
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 blog posts to help with getting started, on a wide range of different topics – bodies, consent, diversity, porn, sexual intercourse and more.
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 are even some books in there for parents!
If you’re looking for some ideas on how to talk to your child about bodies, How to Talk to Kids 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 conversations 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.
Or if you’re looking for an activity that you can sit down and complete with your child, then you may want to look at my anatomically-correct paperdolls. They are perfect for starting natural conversations whilst your hands are busy.
If you need some help with explaining sexual intercourse to your child, then How to Talk to Kids About Sex, will help you explain sex to your child in a way they will understand. It breaks sex down into simple steps that take the stress out of explaining!
If you’re unsure about how to answer your child’s questions about sex, then I have the perfect book for you! 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.
And if you get stuck, feel free to get in touch! You can contact me here.