In this week’s Living and Learning lesson, we discussed the meaning of the word ‘consent.’
It means you agree to something.
I think consent is saying yes.
Following our conversation, the children read an overview about a book named ‘Consent For Kids’ and completed the reading activity below.
Consent means giving someone a choice about touch or actions and respecting their answer.
Consent (for Kids!) is an empowering introduction to consent, bodily autonomy, and how to respect yourself and others. Consent is like being ruler of your own country…population: YOU. This is a smart, playful guide to consent and bodily autonomy, packed with bright and energetic illustrations. Readers will learn about boundaries and how to set them; ways to respect themselves and others; what to do if someone makes them feel uncomfortable or unsafe; and much more. Along the way, they’ll be encouraged to reflect on (and improve!) their own behaviour and to practice consent in their daily lives. Whether you’re looking for a simple guide for teaching consent or searching for a way to talk to your child about what it means to be in control of their own body and respect others’, look no further! This humorous and insightful book is the perfect teaching tool, conversation starter and empowering resource for educators, kids, and families everywhere.
autonomy – letting children know that they have control over themselves and the choices that they make
- Name 2 things that readers will learn.
- Look at this sentence.
Along the way, they’ll be encouraged to reflect on (and improve!) their own behaviour and to practice consent in their daily lives.
What do you think ‘along the way’ is referring to?
3. Why has the author written two words in red?
Ask your child about this learning. What can they tell you about consent?