The first five years count
Touching on her own research and experience, Gina reiterates just how important the first five years are in shaping a child’s brain. Referring to children as ‘gender detectives’ both Gina and Shaddai discuss how play-based experiences have a huge impact on children’s understanding and perspective of gender and sex differences, as well as their social skills and emotional awareness.
Overcoming gender biases and stereotypes in children’s play is crucial to promoting inclusive practice and this episode offers practical guidance and ideas to help educators challenge gender biases and stereotypes in the early years.
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