I'll definitely let my child be a part of this. It is mandatory for teachers in WA to teach basics on the body, naming private parts, and what's ok and not from pre-primary age... I think it's extremely important as most child predators are people the child trusts.
As for parents... They're a pain in the bum (I'm a teacher! lol) most of the time and there is little space for them depending on where the show was etc... So it's unnecessary for them to be there...imo.. Its just another subject area...
Parents ought to be teaching this early on anyway at home so just make sure s/he understands from you about safety etc...
Nope these things need to be taught by the parent
I'd definitely let my children go. I think the more they get these messages, the safer they are. I think the parents still have an important role in educating their children, but I also believe they go to school for education about life, not just for reading and writing. In fact this is probably more important than everything else.
And I strongly suspect the "keeping secrets" topic would be along the same lines as "everyone has a bottom" ie: secrets can be about presents or surprises but other secrets should be told. That's not explained very well but I'm sure they do it better at school. They are the experts when it comes to imparting info to kids, after all.
Yes, I would let my children go.
Unfortunately, kids are kids and even though your daughter may got to reading, when she gets back the children could possibly be talking about it or start singing songs from it.
I have a few memories of this from when I went to school!
I do think that you should be able to get a transcript or some website you can go to in order to educate you as to what's been seen so you can sit down and have a conversation about it when your child gets home.
This way if there has been misunderstandings or 'playground interpretations' you can comfortably correct it.
The fact remains that in a lot of situations, teachers are filling children in on a lot of vital information that ideally should come from parents, but for a myriad of reasons, doesn't. I am a very open person about questions like this; the kids in my class know they can ask me a question about anything and I'll answer it as honestly and straightforward as I can, without trying to step on parents toes. (However when I had a gr 2 girl come to me in the playground the other day and ask why boys have bellybuttons, as they didn't need them because they don't have babies.. I had to interalise my giggle until I set her straight and run inside! )
OP, I would certainly send my children to that show. I don't believe it has any sinister intentions, and the fact parents can't attend I would attribute to reasons already discussed.
I'd let DD attend. DD is 2 and we already talk about these topics.
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