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Parents' Primer: Sexuality

  • Sexuality in Young Children
  • Puberty


Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
J241.66 Brewer, Janet Neff In God's Image
Presents a Christian view of sexuality as well as simple explanations of how babies are conceived and born and how to take care of one's body.
J241.66 CHRIS Christenson, Larry The Wonderful Way Babies Are Made
Provides parents with a God-centered tool to pass on to their children an attitude of joy and wonder in God's gift of life and sexuality.
J241.66 GREEN Greene, Carol Why Boys and Girls Are Different
Simple Sex instruction for the preschooler presented from a Christian point of view. For ages 3 to 5 and parents.
J241.66 JONES Jones, Stanton The Story of Me
Lays a spiritual foundation for the child's understanding of his or her sexuality. Develop an appreciation for God's marvelous gift by understanding some of the basics of human reproduction. Discusses the growth of a child inside the mother's body and the
J241.66 NYSTR Nystrom, Carolyn Before I Was Born
Explains, from a Christian perspective, the fundamentals of human sexuality emphasizing that sex is part of God's gift of marriage and family. Designed for parents to read to their child at ages 5 through 8.
J241.66 WHERE Hummel, Ruth Where Do Babies Come From
Sex instruction for primary school age children, presented from a Christian point of view.
J306.7 CHRIS Chrisman, Kent Healthy Sexuality Development
A guide for early childhood educators and families, published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
J612.6 ANNUN Annunziata, Jane Sex & Babies: First Facts
Text and illustrations explain the male and female body, conception, pregnancy, and birth. Includes a note to caregivers and glossary.
J612.6 HARRI Harris, Robie H. Who Has What?: All about Girls' Bodies and Boys' Bodies
This series for young children provides easy-to-understand facts and answers to reassure young kids that whether they have a girl's body or a boy's, their bodies are perfectly normal, healthy, and wonderful.
J613.9 Harris, Robie H. It's Perfectly Normal: A Book About Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health
Lots of questions -- What is sex? -- Our bodies -- Puberty -- Families and babies -- Decisions -- Staying healthy.
J613.9 HICKL Hickling, Meg Boys, Girls & Body Science: A First Book About Facts of Life
Recreation of one of the author's body science discussions in a typical primary grade classroom. Tells young children what they need to know about sexual health in the form of a story--and advises against wedgies.
J649.65 Brown, Laurie Krasny What's the Big Secret?: A Guide to Sex for Girls and Boys
Answers some of the most common questions about sex and development.
J649.65 HARRI Harris, Robie H. It's Not the Stork
From the expert team behind "It's Perfectly Normal" and "It's So Amazing!" comes a book for younger children about their bodies--a resource that parents, teachers, librarians, health care providers, and clergy can use with ease and confidence.
J649.65 Mayo, Mary Ann In the Beginning: Teaching Your Children About Sex, Ages 4 to 7
Simple text, Bible verses, and illustrations introduce the principles of sexuality.
J649.65 SALTZ Saltz, Gail Amazing You: Getting Smart About Your Private Parts
Presents clear and age-appropriate information about reproduction, birth, and the difference between boys' and girls' bodies.

If you need help finding these or other Library materials, please check with anyone in Children's Services. We look forward to seeing you at the Library!

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