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LucyBucy Sat 11-Jul-09 15:46:07

Can anyone recommend a good book for introducing the concept of same sex relationships to little children? I have a 2.5 year old who is a very advanced reader and I'm keen to redress the balance after reading a load of prince/princess books...

mrsmaidamess Sat 11-Jul-09 15:47:23

Heh? Are gay and lesbian books the answer? What about Meg and Mog?

CharlieandLolasMum Sat 11-Jul-09 15:54:46

you want lesbian stories for an advanced 2.5 year old ??

DottyDot Sat 11-Jul-09 16:03:29

hmm

Seriously... why don't you just talk to your 2.5 year old about different types of relationships as and when the subject arises?

I like the Todd Parr books which are very PC and have lovely pictures - both ds's loved his books when they were little.

I wouldn't worry about trying to find same sex relationship books for your 2.5 year old. Just find books with lots of different types of character in that aren't princes/princesses!

LeninGrad Sat 11-Jul-09 16:40:11

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LynetteScavo Sat 11-Jul-09 16:42:16

Your 2.5 year old can read?

Thandeka Sat 11-Jul-09 16:42:34

I lurve "and tango makes three".

Thandeka Sat 11-Jul-09 16:43:01

meant to add- i already have the book and my first DC isn't due til Feb!

monkeyfacegrace Sat 11-Jul-09 16:57:08

Why would you want to introduce it to your 2.5yr old?

Thandeka Sat 11-Jul-09 17:16:21

Why on earth not? The earlier kids learn about diversity the more tolerant they are IMO.

Thandeka Sat 11-Jul-09 17:17:16

Why on earth not? The earlier kids learn about diversity the more tolerant they are IMO.

policywonk Sat 11-Jul-09 17:19:25

Very young children are 'introduced' to the concept of male-female monogamy almost as soon as anyone starts reading to them. Why shouldn't they be introduced to the alternatives too?

monkeyfacegrace Sat 11-Jul-09 17:31:51

Sorry I didnt mean it like that, Im not adverse to the idea, I just think its a little odd to want to actively search out these books. Why not let kids be kids, live in a simple little world, and deal with these variations when they get older? I never knew gay people existed until I was about 12 and started secondary school, and Im 100% tolerent to people.

oodlesofpoodles Sat 11-Jul-09 17:36:28

hello sailor- Andre Sollie

King and King

policywonk Sat 11-Jul-09 17:49:16

It's good that you're 100 per cent tolerant monkey <she says patronisingly grin>, but a lot of schoolchildren are deeply prejudiced about non-heterosexual people. Catch 'em with reasonable, non-prejudiced positions when they're young, IMO.

Very similar to the (very widespread) tendency to present a 'perfect' spread of ethnicity in young children's books, television programmes, etc. Nobody complains about that (do they?) or considers it 'odd'.

LeninGrad Sat 11-Jul-09 18:09:09

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suwoo Sat 11-Jul-09 18:34:39

There are 2 sets of lesbian mums at DD's school. I had a hilarious conversation with DD, trying to explain how two ladies could still have biological children- after 10 minutes, she was like "nope, still don't get it".

She was quite happy just knowing they were 2 ladies who loved each other, my attempts at biology were quite unneccessary grin.

LeninGrad Sat 11-Jul-09 18:46:11

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LynetteScavo Sat 11-Jul-09 19:02:26

I'm intrigued by "Daddys roommate"

LynetteScavo Sat 11-Jul-09 19:04:10

[[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Daddys-Roommate-Wonderland-Michael-Willhoite/dp/1555831184 loveing the tash!] grin

LynetteScavo Sat 11-Jul-09 19:04:46

loveing the tash! Here

Simples Sat 11-Jul-09 19:05:03

lol at advanced.

god just talk like dot said
Or dont.

nickschick Sat 11-Jul-09 19:08:33

At 2.5 I think its hardly neccesary - just an open minded attitude in general has helped my dc develope in a rounded way- I have always told them if someone fots into your heart then thats whats right for you.

My boys didnt know about homosexuals and gays and lesbians in fact they thought a poof was a magic dragon from the song I sometimes sang to them but they did know several ladies who loved other ladies and a few men who loved other men-ive never made an issue of anything.

Simples Sat 11-Jul-09 19:09:44

ALSO

lol at needing to "redress the balance re princesses".

what abotu a nice text book on the failings of a constitutional monarchy?

this is one of the most laughable " problems" i have ever read

foxinsocks Sat 11-Jul-09 19:11:01

LOLOL at the meg and mog suggestion <weeps>

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