Wonder of Living – Sexuality education at its best! All Australian.
Comprises 3 videos plus Teacher’s Manual, all on USB.
Use in the classroom or as a valuable parent resource for your school library.
Focuses on the needs of children … Supports and empowers parents … takes a family focus … presents values for life!
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Wonder of Living (1989, 2007 and now 2019) has a long history of delivering age appropriate information in an uncompromising context of ‘best health values’ for young children and teenagers. Good for children, good for families, good for schools!
Part 1 – A New Baby, 19 mins, suitable for Levels 3-6
Simon and Leah, and their three children, Tom (13), Emily (11) and Kai (5), eagerly await the arrival of a new baby. In natural, sensitive scenes questions are asked and answered about how babies grow and are born. Beautiful foetal images and exceptional animation bring the journey to life. (Explanation of how a baby starts (sexual intercourse) is not given.)
Part 2 – And Now There’s Me, 16 mins, suitable for levels 5 – 6
We meet Emily, Tom and their parents again, plus cousin Luke, as we learn more about the amazing human body including the reproductive system, about sexual intercourse and how a baby begins (given in the context of married love and including preliminary information about the menstrual cycle as it relates to conception). Other messages – the importance of family, different kinds of families, re-thinking screen time, talking to trusted grownups when you need information or support.
Part 3 – I’m Stepping Out, 17 mins, suitable for levels 5-6
We follow Tom and his friends and learn about puberty facts for boys and girls and the emotional ups and downs that are part of this time of life. Other messages – handling change and uncertainty, talking to a trusted grownup when you need support or information, identifying social media pressure (body perfection, selfie culture, viewing and sharing internet pornography) and acting in ways that are safe.
Concepts across all 3 videos develop sequentially and are further explored in the follow up activities on the Teacher’s Manual.
On pdf ready for you to print out are fully prepared lessons and classroom activities for all age levels. Includes masters for Student Pamphlets associated with video part 3.
‘Stepping Out’ – information pamphlets for Girls and Boys to accompany video 3.
Designed separately for boys and girls, they provide personalised information about body changes and emotional changes at adolescence. Pamphlet masters are included.
PLUS – PARENT RESOURCE: Wonder of Living BOOK
Continue the conversations at home! An excellent follow up resource from Open Doors is THE WONDER OF LIVING BOOK, a guide to growing up. Chapters cover the development & birth of a baby, the amazing human body, how a baby starts, puberty and handling teen issues such as body perfection, the selfie culture and cyber safety. For parent and child to read together or separately. WOL BOOK order form
It’s a fact that young people prefer parents to be the key source of information about sexuality. They also need to be presented with ‘best health values’ and messages, especially in our advertising and pornography driven culture that often ignores a child’s need for age appropriate images and information about sex.
Wonder of Living is a value-based, family-orientated program. It has been carefully researched and produced by Open Doors, an acknowledged leader in the development of quality, realistic educational programs on child and adolescent relationships and health and sexuality. It brings the concepts to life, and provides accurate, sensitive explanations of the questions every child needs to ask.
It gives support to the rights and responsibilities of parents… respects the privacy of children and young adolescents… whilst carefully retaining the essence of ideal parental teaching that sexuality education is primarily about relationships and not body functioning.
Wonder of Living is a multi-purpose program. It bridges the gap between home and classroom. It can be used as parent education… parent/child presentations at school, church or community group gatherings… and in the classroom – to single sex, or mixed sex groups. Throughout the series, the focus is on family and home.
OPEN DOORS EDUCATION
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