Practice Guide: Gender
What influences gender differences in the early years, and how can we ensure that gender stereotyping does not limit opportunities for boys or girls?
Gender differences in behaviour are widely accepted and extensively researched, but only now are studies revealing the biological influences in children, say Kyra Karmiloff and Annette Karmiloff-Smith.
What's the difference between a superhero and a fairy godmother? It depends on who you ask. Michael Jones explores how adult attitudes can encourage or stifle children's imaginative play.
... Or in the pink? Colour-coding and crass gender signalling persist even in these times of presumed equality. Anne O'Connor helps practitioners to negotiate the minefield of bias.
Early years practitioners can do a lot to challenge gender stereotypes and avoid limiting the choices for both girls and boys, says Phoebe Doyle.
Penny Tassoni explains how young children begin to understand gender
Rubber ducks in the bathroom, stacking beakers in the kitchen. If you have a three-year-old, the chances are that your home is already feeling like a toyshop.
A Government report warns about the sexualisation of children and lays the blame on media and retailers. Melanie Defries investigates.
There's a lot of the colour about, but does it pose challenges for nursery practitioners? Melanie Defries hears about their experiences with children.
The choice of playmates in different contexts reveals interesting issues about friendship and about gender to Dr Maria Robinson.
Treating males and females as equal is not always easy in early years settings dealing with an unbalanced workforce and families' different cultural beliefs, says Anne O'Connor.
Practitioners need to be careful to treat children as individuals when establishing a sense of gender identity, advises Dr Maria Robinson.
Practitioners need to rethink how they regard boys and girls, whether as equals or as naturally different, to support their learning, writes Maria Robinson.
Seeing a young boy do something considered feminine provokes some extended thinking about traditional gender roles and stereotypes. Anne O'Connor explores the issues in practice.
When boys are playing boisterously and causing disruption, it may be time to look again at what type of activities are being provided for them, advises Penny Tassoni.
What is superhero play? Why do children enjoy it? Should adults restrict it? And how can early years practitioners support this form of play? Nicole Weinstein provides some answers
Advice, information and ideas for supporting boys to become confident and competent learners.
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