It might be interesting for your young son to learn that his testicles are sensitive to temperature. The testicles are located inside a sack of skin called the scrotum. The scrotum is very thin. It doesn’t provide good insulation from temperature changes that might affect the testicles. This anatomy illustration is from by book, “I’m a Boy, Special Me.”
We often think of teaching our young girls about how to protect themselves from unwanted touching, but our sons are also vulnerable. The 5-7 age group is the time to teach them how to protect themselves.
If you have been following my blogs, you know that I encourage parents of boys to begin teaching them about their body as early as possible.
One of the most important reasons I wrote my series of books for boys, and separately for girls, is to educate them about reproduction. From the first book written for 5-7 years old, through the next four books, I am carefully guiding their learning to achieve my mission.
As puberty begins, both boys and girls will notice a change in their skin because of the impact of rising testosterone in their body.