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Gender-neutral nursery rhymes? Creating safe spaces for children

28 Nov 2022 18:09 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

PATHSA Chairperson, Chris McLachlan, was quoted in the Sunday Times on 27 November 2022, and interviewed on Newzroom Africa, regarding a manual for preschool teachers that recommends making children's rhymes and songs gender neutral. 

Here is the link to the recording:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJw5JhdC2kU&t=334s

Chris said that creating an inclusive environment in which children have space simply to play, experiment and be themselves, will have a positive impact on children's mental health. "The school needs to be a safe space for all and this manual provides practical ways to accomplish that." 

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