ALIKE AND DIFFERENT
During puberty, the child’s body undergoes many physical and emotional transformations.
The different corporealities open up to an unknown world and questions arise: What is the uterus? What about the clitoris? Why do I wake up with wet underwear? Are all penises the same size? What is my vulva like?
And while it is necessary for sex education to go beyond the purely biological, we must not forget that knowing one’s own body, is part of the integrality of sexuality and allows for healthy and safe growth.
Alike and different is typically structured as a memory game, but where the pieces are not Disney characters or random drawings, but it allows to know the sexual organs and facilitates to talk about the growing body.
The game allows to start talking about sexuality from the biological point of view. If children or adolescents are not yet encouraged to ask too many questions or have little information about their own bodies, this game is a good start.
To keep in mind: it is a game that can be used with children or adolescents with some type of autism spectrum disorder or mild mental disability.
AREAS THAT ADRESSES
HOW TO PLAY
It has two levels of play, one where images are matched with images, and another a little more complex where the pairs are made between a card with an image and another with the name.
Description: 60 5×5 cardboard tokens in an acrylic box that makes the game more resistant and durable, rules and presentation card. Information guide and suggested activities for download. With 20 pairs of cards with illustrations of the sexual organs. You can work on differentiating the bodies from the fertilizing and gestating systems or simply name the organs and processes. And another 20 cards with the names of the organs and processes to work on a higher level of difficulty. The images respect the real characteristics of the organs without losing sight of the fact that the game is for children and adolescents.
Suggested age: from 8/9 years old to adulthood.