General

EARLY CHILDHOOD GENDER EXPANSIVENESS

This info sheet includes a history of western gender models, our intersectional gender model, and research about gender-expansive children and the importance of creating inclusive learning environments. View PDF → Print PDF →

Loaded Language: Changing How We Talk About Gender

Commonly used phrases that re-inscribe binary gender and alternative phrases that support gender diversity. View PDF →

Working With Persona dolls

A three-page handout on how to get started working with persona dolls, written by Julie Olsen Edwards, co-author (with Louise Derman-Sparks) of Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves. Published with permission. Using persona dolls can be a great way to spark discussions about gender and transgender and gender expansive children and community members with young children, without putting any students “on the spot.” View PDF →

Children’s Literature

Qualities to Look for in Gender Expansive Children’s Literature

Suggestions for qualities to look for in gender-expansive children’s literature, as well as changes you can make that will promote healthy gender development.
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Oral Storytelling 101

Tips on how to be a great oral storyteller, whether you’re weaving your own tales or reading books aloud. View PDF →

Recommended Gender expansive Children’s Literature

Books that encourage acceptance, respect, and the freedom to be yourself.
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