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Jun’s StoryPreschool2022.07.01

This week, we were fortunate to have Jun Kawai come to CGK and lead a special lesson with our Sky class. Jun is transgender and is open to sharing his story. Jun talked to the children about his gender identity and acceptance. This is a big topic to talk about, let alone with our class of five and six-year-olds. But we asked the children a driving question: what would you do if someone close to you felt different and wanted to express that?”

 

Before this special lesson, the children had been looking at how we are all different and the acceptance of these differences. A key point that the children  discussed was “I like this even though I am a boy/girl.” Many things such as toys and clothes can be restricted by their gender labels. But children and their interests should not be restricted by such labels. How we feel and what we are interested in makes us different. We want all differences to be respected and accepted.

 


Having Jun share his story is an effective way for the children to see how important acceptance is. We hope that the children can grow to be people who are respectful and accepting of differences.

   

John

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