Puberty: The Wonder Years includes age-appropriate information, teacher guides, workbooks and supplemental videos

Puberty: The Wonder Years for 4th, 5th and 6th Grade Students

Join your colleagues across the country who are changing the way students in grades 4, 5 and 6 are learning about their changing bodies!

Puberty: The Wonder Years
Supporting teachers, parents and kids with a variety of instructional materials

Curriculum

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Student Workbooks

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Trainer’s Toolkit

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Why We Teach About Puberty

Girls begin puberty as young as eight or nine years of age, and boys begin puberty between ages 10 and 14. When we teach children about puberty, we…

  • Prevent them from being frightened by unexplained changes in their bodies and emotions.
  • Promote positive attitudes toward relationships and sexuality.

Why We Need a Better Puberty Curriculum

Puberty education is most effective when families and educators form a partnership. Puberty: The Wonder Years helps develop a network of reliable information, protective skills, and supportive resources for our children in grades 4, 5, and 6:

  • Engages educators and families as partners
  • Provides children and their families with resources, and information
  • Teaches children the skills they need to choose healthy behaviors and form positive relationships

Puberty: The Wonder Years Goals:

  • Promoting Appreciation and Respect for the Amazing Changes Experienced by Self and Others
  • Equipping Young People to Postpone Sexual Intercourse

Puberty: The Wonder Years Awareness Presentation and Video

If you are considering adopting the Puberty: The Wonder Years curriculum, please feel free to use this Puberty: The Wonder Years Awareness Presentation or Puberty: The Wonder Years Awareness Handout to inform other decision-makers.

Watch these Puberty: The Wonder Years videos to learn more:

Parents and teachers, together we can make a difference in how we teach puberty. The work you do is important. I look forward to partnering with you. We are all in this together because we want all children to reach their full potential. Please contact me with your feedback and suggestions.

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What educators are saying

“My students had lots of questions! They thanked me for being willing to teach them about what is happening to them.”

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Mike B., Lansing School District

“Puberty: The Wonder Years doesn’t just stick to puberty. The curriculum also includes lessons on topics that I think are necessary, such as bullying and social-emotional components. There’s also a lot of scripting for really good conversation and prompts for the teachers.”

Tim Kordic, Project Advisor for Sexual Health & HIV Prevention, Los Angeles Unified School District

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