The Boobie-Weiner Game: Body Science for Big Kids

This class teaches 4-8 year olds the scientific words for genitals without discussing sex or excessive functionality.
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  • Lectures 13
  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 7/2014 English

Course Description

Developed by a PhD in psychology and human sexuality, this animated course introduces the early reader to the proper scientific terms for genitals and other body parts. It also discusses privacy and private parts on the body, as well as a discussion on inappropriate touch, trusted adults and reporting.

The course is specifically designed for children:

It's short - 12 minutes long;

It has two presentation formats. One with voice audio and background music and the other without voice audio;

It can be paused for slower readers;

And it's upbeat, nonthreatening, energetic and kinetic.

View the promo video for a more complete list of the terms to be defined and discussed.

What kids are saying about Dr. Claire:

"She makes it funny." Boy, age 6

"That was the best comedy show ever." Girl, age 7

"I thought it would be weird, but she made it cool." Girl, age 6

"Dr. Claire rocks." Boy, age 8

"Dr. Claire makes it like science." Girl, age 5

"I wish I knew this last year." Boy, age 6

"Body science is the best." Boy, age 5

"I was nervous, but Dr. Claire made it fun." Girl, age 8

What adults are saying about Dr. Claire:

“Dr. Claire has a wonderful approach to an often tricky subject. She uses humour and compassion to make a meaningul connection to students." Teacher

"The kids LOVE her. She has an amazing way of connecting to the kids so they listen and learn from her." Teacher

"I’m a big fan of Dr Claire and think she does a wonderful and important job." Parent

"Dr. Claire’s genuine and research-based approach engages students in an honest and meaningful way." Parent

What are the requirements?

  • Basic reading skills
  • Interest in teaching/learning the proper scientific terms for private parts
  • Interest in teaching kids privacy, safety and hygiene in a non-threatening way

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of the course children will know the proper scientific terms for genitals and other body parts in an age-appropriate way. He/She will also understand that private parts are private, and who a trusted adult is.
  • By the end of the course parents and educators will have basic knowledge about talking to kids on a topic that can be difficult to discuss.

What is the target audience?

  • Children aged 4-8; parents, caregivers, elementary school teachers

What you get with this course?

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Let's play the BOOBIE/WEINER game (music only)
03:32

This first section introduces the reader to Dr. Claire and the use of the word "interesting". From here the BOOBIE/WEINER game begins. This game starts by using a baby name, or nonscientific term for private parts, then asks the reader if they know the proper scientific word. Next, the scientific terms for male private parts are reviewed.

In the classroom I use the Boobie/Weiner game with great success as an introduction to this topic. Children tend to find it hilarious, and while they are laughing and engaged, they are also learning.

02:25

In this section more scientific words are added including the word 'genitals'.

03:06

It is in this section that I cover the proper scientific terms for female genitals. Many people do not know the scientific term for the genitals on a female is a vulva, and not a vagina. In this section I differentiate the two terms. "Clitoris" is also introduced, but don't worry, function is not discussed. It has been my experience that children are fascinated with this word, not for the reasons adults often are, but because it rhymes with so many dinosaur names (and it was a 6 year-old who made this connection). See for yourself.

Section 2: Taking care of genitals: Owners manual (music only)
01:41

So many trusted adults struggle with the conversation that teaches children their genitals are private, but doesn't frighten or alarm them with discussions of sex offenders. In this section I discuss private parts and privacy, trusted adults and what a child would do if someone asked to touch or see their genitals.

01:51

No body science class is complete without a brief discussion of washroom hygiene.

Section 3: Drawings of genitals okay for kids to see
1 page

This lovely image was drawn by an artistic 10 year old.

1 page

This lovely image was drawn by an artistic 10 year old.

Section 4: Lectures 1-5 are duplicated with voice audio and music
03:32

This first section introduces the reader to Dr. Claire and the use of the word "interesting". From here the BOOBIE/WEINER game begins. This game starts by using a baby name, or nonscientific term for private parts, then asks the reader if they know the proper scientific word. Next, the scientific terms for male private parts are reviewed.

In the classroom I use the Boobie/Weiner game with great success as an introduction to this topic. Children tend to find it hilarious, and while they are laughing and engaged, they are also learning.

02:24

In this section more scientific words are added including the word 'genitals'.

03:06

It is in this section that I cover the proper scientific terms for female genitals. Many people do not know the scientific term for the genitals on a female is a vulva, and not a vagina. In this section I differentiate the two terms. "Clitoris" is also introduced, but don't worry, function is not discussed. It has been my experience that children are fascinated with this word, not for the reasons adults often are, but because it rhymes with so many dinosaur names (and it was a 6 year-old who made this connection). See for yourself.

01:41

So many trusted adults struggle with the conversation that teaches children their genitals are private, but doesn't frighten or alarm them with discussions of sex offenders. In this section I discuss private parts and privacy, trusted adults and what a child would do if someone asked to touch or see their genitals.

01:59

No body science class is complete without a brief discussion of washroom hygiene.

Section 5: For the trusted adults: Some suggestions
Talking to kids about body science, privacy and trusted adults
22:19

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Instructor Biography

Dr. Claire Vanston, I talk to young people about dignity respect & sexual health

I came to this area of work after completing my university education. I earned a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology, and then completed a Master of Science. For my Doctoral research I spent five years researching and working with pregnant women. This research has been published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, along with other research I have collaborated on. My qualifications have been bestowed from a recognized and accredited Canadian University (SFU). I am also an Academic Affiliate of the B.C. Psychological Association.

I have completed graduate coursework in psychology, human sexuality, sexual anatomy and physiology, endocrinology, human gestation and parturition, human sex differences, animal behaviour, human development, the evolution of sex and sexual behaviour, statistics and research methods. After three degrees, and 12 years of postsecondary education dealing primarily with aspects of sexuality and psychology, moving into sexual health education seemed like a natural progression. I have worked in this area since 2005.

I also maintain currency in psychology, holding a part-time faculty position at Capilano University in North Vancouver. I coauthor a university-level introductory psychology textbook, and numerous post-secondary student study guides. I have also written two human sexuality textbook student study guides and have served on a number of editorial review boards evaluating new and revising human sexuality textbooks.

Teaching sexual health, puberty and body science to young people (K-12) is an honour. Each time I walk into a classroom I am cognisant of the trust parents and caregivers put in me as I discuss this important area. I am also respectful and embracing of the diversity and variation that is beholden in every school I enter.

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