Today, we started learning about what are our private parts (vagina, penis, bum,, breasts both in boys and girls) and when and who is it appropriate to see them. I did use the proper terminology of each part.
We had a few instances of children pulling down their pants and talking about their private areas. This is generally normal at this age to be curious about their bodies.
We used the circles that we talked about months ago about who are we comfortable to hug. Who is in our closest circle, next circle, etc.. The program is on the reminders page if you want to remind yourself of what it was.
We used the circles as a reference of who would be allowed to see their private parts. We do teach them that if anyone touches them where they are not comfortable with, doesn't matter who they are, they are allowed to tell th to stop. It is their body.
The children came up with school is not an appropriate place to show those but at home it's ok. It is ok for them to look at their private parts in the mirror at home too.
At school, the only parts that are ok to show, are the parts our clothing do not cover. Example, arms, legs, head, mouth (yes they said that one), feet, wrists and hands.
Mrs Paxton will be coming in next Tuesday to read a story about this topic.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me and we can make a time to talk about this further.