Puberty: The Wonder Years is designed for teaching puberty in primary school children in years 4, 5, and 6 in Australia. The same award-winning curriculum designed for students who are 9-12 years old in the USA is now available in Australia via our digital delivery system.
Teaching puberty education to children in years 4-6 of primary school is essential for a number of reasons. During this stage of development, hormonal changes within the body are starting to take place and it is important that students understand what changes can be expected with physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growth.
Puberty: The Wonder Years offers puberty resources for primary schools with age-appropriate guidance that can help pave the way for a healthy self-image, independence, and decision-making skills. Family resources ensure that the school’s lessons align with information given by parents and caregivers at home, allowing children the opportunity to communicate any questions or concerns in a safe environment. Furthermore, breaking down any stigmas or misunderstandings about sexuality and sexual health will provide children with the necessary tools as they transition into adulthood.
The digital 2021 edition of Puberty: The Wonder Years provides teachers with detailed lesson plans, including discussion topics and resources that make it easy to teach students about puberty in Australia. It is a ready-to-teach curriculum that reduces prep time. Because the format is digital, teachers will access the materials online and teach in-person, virtually, or hybrid. The lessons, student resources, and family resources are available in English and Spanish. Teachers can print off worksheets and classroom materials for use with students or send them digitally. Family resources build support from parents and caregivers and increase communication in the home.
For administrators, the curriculum enables your teachers to educate consistently across the school. The family and caregiver engagement materials are designed to strengthen the school-family partnership and build support for teaching puberty education at the primary school level.