The Amazing True Story of How Babies Are Made is an animated sexual education series for children, based on the best-selling book of the same name by Fiona Katauskas.
Funny, frank and embarrassment-free, the animations and accompanying educational resources give a fresh, up-to-date take on the incredible tale of where we all come from. It explains the facts of life in a clear, positive and inclusive way, also covering assisted reproduction, such as IVF, egg and sperm donation.
The animation is divided into three parts:
Episode 1: Girls and Boys (7:17)
How boys’ and girls’ bodies are different, how they develop and grow and how they start producing sperm and eggs.
Episode 2: Sperm Meets Egg (5:29)
You only need one sperm and one egg to make a baby, but how do they get together?
Episode 3: A Baby Grows (9:01)
A fertilised egg doesn’t become a baby overnight, it takes nine months to become a brand new human being!
It’s one of the most amazing stories ever told – and it’s all true!
The series is available for purchase by itself, as part of a Family Resource Kit, or as part of a Classroom Kit.
As a general rule, the right age to share this resource with children is when they become inquisitive about gender and sexuality. This means they’re interested and open to information. They may be four years old and wondering why they have different body parts to their brother or even where their new baby sister came from, or they may be ten and thinking it’s time to ask a parent, carer or teacher about the stuff they’ve heard in the playground.
Who's BEhinD it?
The animation is produced by CJZ, one of Australia’s most trusted independent production companies, makers of Gruen, Bondi Rescue and Go Back To Where You Came From.
The book's author Fiona Katauskas is the project's Writer and Executive Producer.
Andrew Farrell, Head of Factual at CJZ, is also an Executive Producer.
The creative media educational resources in both the Family Edition and the Classroom Kit are written and designed by Dr Anne Chesher B.Ed, MA, PhD Creative Industries, Quadrant Media + Education, in consultation with sexuality educator Vanessa Hamilton BN, RN from Talking The Talk Sex and Health Education.