- Share your reaction to the topic of the sexualization of early childhood.
- Provide three or more examples, from your personal or professional experience, that further illustrate the exposure of young children to a highly sexualized environment.
- Explain the implications this may have on children’s healthy development. Include ideas you might have, as an early childhood professional, to best respond to these concerns and to reduce the negative impact on children.
- Describe the ways in which your awareness of the sexualization of early childhood has been influenced and/or modified by studying the topic this week.
I wasn't as aware of the sexualization in early childhood as much before this week. I didn't really think about the long term affects it can have on a child. But reading the resources this week really opened my eyes to the topic and ways to limit the exposure in a negative light to children.