Put simply, it’s easier to talk to kids about their bodies when they are young. Talking to a twelve-year-old about their body and talking to a five-year-old is a very different experience, especially if you want to teach them about their boy anatomy or girl anatomy. We all enjoy being around five-year-olds because they naturally ask questions about what they see and feel. This is a great age to introduce the correct terms and functions of relevant body parts. For example, when children ask where the baby is inside the mom, rather than saying the baby is inside of the mom’s stomach, you could say the baby is inside the mom’s uterus. Otherwise, children may be confused about how a baby got inside the stomach when they thought only food goes to the stomach.
When kids are young, you can have a “play date” with friends to teach basic anatomy concepts. [Read more…]