Gender and the EYLF V2.0

The much anticipated version 2.0 of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) came out this week. It’s much bolder — and not just in colour scheme! If you’re an early years educator with an interest in social activism you now have more support to do work that has often been referred to as “too political”.… Continue reading Gender and the EYLF V2.0

Gendered Clothing

I thought everyone, or everyone with children at least, knew about the differences between boy and girl section clothing — because it’s been blogged about a lot (e.g. here, here, and here).  However, I posted these photos above of T-shirts from a “girl” section vs T-shirts from a “boy” section on facebook.  My friends took… Continue reading Gendered Clothing

Friends, People, Everyone.

Please, stop saying “boys and girls” when addressing a group of children. There’s two reasons I want to touch on here. First, is their gender important in this instance? I’m guessing it isn’t. Second, do you really only want boys and girls, or do you want all of the children including the nonbinary ones? I’m… Continue reading Friends, People, Everyone.