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Bodies, Babies and Families. Paper activity


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Broaden your child’s worldview, just a little. Bodies, Babies and Families: Paper activity features parents and babies of different ethnicities and genders – including transgender people. Because your child hasn’t yet learned how to stereotype.

Designed to be coloured, cut and stuck together, this paper doll family activity is a refreshingly inclusive version of the classic craft activity.

It can help you to start conversations, too – like:

  • Where do babies grow?
  • How are babies made?
  • How does the baby come out?
  • Can a man be pregnant?
  • And even sexual intercourse...

You will learn how to help your child to:

  • Understand the concept of family: These paper dolls will help your child to grasp the idea of different family structures and the roles of parents and siblings.
  • Explore diversity: Through the diverse range of paper dolls, your child will learn about different cultures, ethnicities, and family backgrounds, fostering inclusivity and empathy.
  • Develop fine motor skills: Cutting, colouring, and assembling paper dolls and their accessories will enhance your child's hand-eye coordination and dexterity.
  • Boost creativity and imagination: This paper activity encourages your child to create unique characters and stories, stimulating their imaginative thinking.
  • Learn about human anatomy: The anatomically correct baby and parent paper dolls provide an opportunity for your child to learn about the human body in a fun and age-appropriate manner.
  • Facilitate open conversations about reproduction: This paper activity can serve as a tool to introduce your child to the topic of where babies come from, providing you with a starting point for age-appropriate discussions about reproduction.

Say goodbye to awkwardness with this diverse and inclusive set of paper doll families.

PLEASE NOTE: This resource was formerly known as 'Paperdoll Families'. 

This is a digital product. Nothing physical will ship.

Suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years

✔️ A downloadable black and white PDF that you can print at home.

✔️ 6 cute anatomically-correct baby dolls of different ethnicities, ages, gender and sex for your child to colour in, cut out and dress up however they please!

✔️ 5 costumes for each baby that allow you to chat about the differences between boys and girls and the correct names of the genitals.

✔️ 10 adult dolls so your child can choose a family that represents theirs, regardless of how many parents they have (1, 2, 3 or more) or whether their parents are of a different sex to each other, or the same sex.

✔️ 10+ costumes and accessories for each adult that are inclusive of different genders and sexes. You’ll find costumes that allow the adults to be pregnant as well as the different ways to feed a baby. You’ll also find costumes that include a wheelchair and walking aids. As well as head coverings, such as hijabs.

✔️ Transgender friendly with costumes included that allow all of the adults to be pregnant and to naturally feed their baby.

✔️ Illustrated Q&A guide with 9 pages of helpful illustrations and simplified Q&A for explaining where babies come from and how they're made.

✔️ Parent guide with suggestions on how to get started, what to talk about and what to do if your child doesn’t respond.

✔️ BONUS ongoing support and space to share in my customer-only Facebook group.

This is a digital product. Nothing physical will ship.

 Can I use this more than once?

Yes! You can re-print them multiple times (for your own family’s use only).

Won’t this encourage my child to ask questions?

I hope so! Children are naturally curious and full of questions. Where would you like them to get their answers? Their friends? Google? Or you? By enjoying these activities with your child you are showing them that you are a safe person to ask.

Is my child too young for this?

If your child can enjoy cutting, colouring and/or dressing up the dolls, then they’re old enough. You don’t need to pass on information that they might not be ready for. They will let you know when they are ready to know more by asking you questions. The parent’s guides included with the activity packs will help you answer those questions in a way that feels comfortable to you, and that reflects your child’s age and stage of development.

What if I don’t know what to talk about?

If you’re unsure about what to talk about, then that’s fine! As there is a Parent Guide with lots of suggestions on how to get started. You’ll also find conversation starters with ideas on what to talk about.

 I have one more question...

Click on the bright pink 'Message Me' button (in the bottom right hand corner of your screen) and ask me!

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Customer Reviews

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An excellent inclusive educational resource

Paper Doll Families is a fantastic resource by Cath Hakanson. My child loved the interactive aspect and was able to cut out and colour the dolls. We discussed the topic of Where do babies come from? Whilst playing with the paper dolls.
This inclusive activity book is a brilliant way to introduce the topic of reproduction, pregnancy, childbirth and babies to children in a fun and age appropriate way. There are several dolls including babies of different ages (newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months and 18 months), different ethnicities, all of the paper dolls are anatomically correct. The parents are also included so there is an opportunity to discuss how babies are made and the unique ways in which this can be done (donation, assisted reproduction, surrogacy and adoption).

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Available as both a colour and black & white file to be printed

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