Let's be open about...
Year 3 & Year 4
Are you worried about what your child might see online?
Have their friends been telling them things that you’d rather they heard from you?
Do you want to start early with conversations about safety, pleasure, and consent that set them up to be sexually safe and healthy adults?
It’s ALL possible, with Open Book Projects Relationships and Sexuality Program.
We’ll show you how!
This age group is so much fun to teach. They’re social and interested in the world and yep curious!
Toilet humour is big and jokes about bodily functions have never be so funny. They’re also starting to become aware of their own bodies and wanting more privacy.
Many kids will have a growth spurt around this time, physically, socially, emotionally and sexually. Some children might already be showing early signs of puberty and it’s not uncommon for some people with vaginas to start their period. Which can leave many parents and carers wondering where your little baby went!
This age group needs the information to keep them safe from abuse but they also need the information and social-emotional learning that will help prepare them for puberty. Many parents and carers think they can wait a few more years but the earlier you start conversations the more likely it is they'll feel good about their changing body and feelings.
Imagine how you would feel if...
You knew your kids could use protective behaviours to minimise the risk of abuse.
You knew that if your child had questions about relationships and sexuality they would come to you first.
Your child understood how their body worked and was prepared for puberty.
Research has shown that children who receive quality relationships and sexuality education from an early age make healthier life long decisions about their bodies, relationships, and boundaries.
Is this something you would like for your children?
Beginning your journey doesn’t have to mean drastic changes. In fact, once you understand what you need to talk about for this age group and how to talk about it in fun and shame-free ways you are already on your way.
Perhaps you haven’t known where to start or are nervous you'll say the wrong thing?
Are you struggling with the talking about child safety because you are a survivor?
"Each week gain the confidence to take on harder topics, learning along with your child"
Year 3 and Year 4
Over the 10 weeks of Term 2 we will cover a wide range of topics that meet the Australian Curriculum standards for this age group including:
Rules of touch
Safe adults and tricky adults (grooming)
Opening lines of communication with safe adults
Decision making and social relationships
Body ownership and consent
Masturbation and safety
Practising how we talk about bodies
Learning about the way bodies and minds change and grow
Inclusion, belonging and tolerance
Self-esteem and body neutrality
Pornography and media literacy
Supporting developmentally appropriate understandings of pleasure that removes shame
There are several ways that you and your child can work together to learn and implement protective behaviours in your home. Just like you taught them to cross the road or put a child lock on the cupboard, you now get to approach a new kind of safety – one that will be a life skill for both of you.
In the ten-week plans Ive got this and Teach me how, each lesson builds on the learning from the previous week.
Let's work together gives you prepaid access to 3 topics that you want to do family education on. These fun family sessions bring together learners of the same age with a caring adult to talk about issues that matter to this age group in a fun learning environment- with plenty of time for questions!
At Open Book Projects we are passionate about relationships and sexuality and spend a lot of time learning about how that looks at different ages and stages.
In particular how consent looks and feels, because we want people to understand their right to be safe and to have the skills to support that. That also means that we are committed to the prevention of sexual abuse.
No child should experience harm and teaching them about the risks in a fun and empowering way is the best approach.
Are you ready to become an open book for your family?
Open Book Project’s Term 2 Relationships and Sexuality Program IS YOUR SOLUTION!!
Talking about body changes and the new feelings that arise during this key stage of development will give your child confidence.
High school brings new experiences and pressures and open lines of communication can make a big difference.
15-17 year olds are managing conflicting messages from family, peers, and media so having aplace to learn and ask questions can support healthy development. We teach them how to talk to you!