A great discussion to have with your 5-7-year-old daughter is about her ovaries. I love this picture from my book, I’m a Girl, Special Me. It helps a young girl to understand that the ovaries need special protection inside her body just like these tiny bird eggs need special care inside a bird’s nest.
The ovaries protect very valuable treasures, her eggs. Even at a young age, this information will be interesting to your daughter. You can also tell her that the eggs in her ovaries have been there from before she was born.
Here is an anatomy figure from the same book that shows what the ovaries actually look like.
This is such an important beginning talk to have with your daughter. Her ovaries are going to be slowly awakening in the next few years as she enters the early days of puberty and with that awakening comes changes in her body that you want her to be prepared for.
These fun, simple talks provide the pattern she can expect from you as she matures.
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