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Everything you need to support your gender equity journey. 

We’ve worked hard to create a suite of resources that you can use to promote gender equality and break down gender stereotypes in your home, early childhood service or classroom. We’ve got fact sheets for days – whether you’re choosing images, working out what to say, managing the holiday season, dealing with ‘boyfriend/girlfriend’ comments, or you’re a health professional wanting to promote gender equality in your practice – we’ve got you covered!

Looking for something to decorate your wall with? Check out our selection of posters that smash stereotypes and promote equality (and might just launch some great conversations!)

If you’re stuck for ideas and needing some inspiration, why not download the Level Playground Family Play book? There are games, activity ideas and recipes to explore – as well as some handy hints and a book list.

If there’s something you think we’re missing – get in touch! We love putting together factsheets and creating resources, and we’re always on the lookout for our next project. Email us at contact@level.playground.org.au and let us know what we can make for you!


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Level Playground has a whole suite of factsheets – and we’re adding more all the time! Check out the list below for information on breaking down gender stereotypes- whether you’re choosing images, working out what to say, managing the holiday season, dealing with ‘boyfriend/girlfriend’ comments, or you’re a health professional wanting to promote gender equality in your practice – we’ve got you covered.

These fact sheets can be used at home, in your early years service, or in your classroom. Print them out and share them with family and friends to spread the message!

  • What are gender stereotypes: This fact sheet will give you an introduction about what stereotypes are by providing you with some definitions and examples of gender stereotypes. 
  • How to avoid gender stereotypes: This fact sheet will provide you with some tips on how to avoid gender stereotypes within your home, service or classroom. 
  • Language that breaks down gender stereotypes: This fact sheet will provide you with some tips about language that helps break down stereotypes. It will give you prompts on how to respond to comments and how to ask the right questions.  
  • Talking about respectful relationships: This fact sheet will provide you with some tips and information about respectful relationships, showing respect and being a good friend. 
  • Boyfriend-Girlfriend Language: This fact sheet is about why mixed-gender friendships are important, why boyfriend/girlfriend language (such as “is that your boyfriend?” “look at you and your girlfriend together, aren’t you cute!”) can be harmful, and strategies to manage it.
  • Your Words Matter: This fact sheet will provide you with simple phrases that are equitable.
  • School Uniforms: Do you have a child who’s about to start school? This fact sheet provides some insight into what to think about when choosing a school uniform, and how to support a child when their choice of school uniform goes against the ‘norm’.
  • You Can’t Be What You Can’t See Comms Guide: This guide accompanies the ‘You Can’t Be What You Can’t See’ poster series found here, with some tips on how to share it with your friends, family and community, including a guide for social media accounts.
  • New and Expecting Parents Guide: This guide will provide you with practical tips about language, gift receiving, importance of self reflection and more.
  • Holiday Season Tips: We understand that the Holiday Season can be a challenging time managing a variety of societal channels where stereotypes can flow in from. Whether that be from buying gifts for children, receiving gifts and managing difficult conversations with family members, we thought we would share some tips on how to make it an easier time for you.
  • Frequently asked questions for parents: will provide families from your service with answers to some common questions about gender equality and stereotypes
  • Frequently asked questions from parents: will provide you with simple answers to common and difficult questions you might receive from parents about gender equality practices.
  • Physical spaces in your service: will provide you with some ideas on how to make your service more gender inclusive
  • Health professionals working with babies and young children: This fact sheet will provide you with some important things to consider when working with children and their families.
  • Checklist for Health Professionals: This checklist will help you evaluate whether you are promoting gender equality in your practice.
 
 

Below is a list of posters that you can print and display in your service, classroom or at home. If you have any other posters that you would like added to the list, please contact us and let us know.

  • “You can’t be what you can’t see” Poster Series- Yarra Ranges, Inspiro and Level Playground: was developed by the Yarra Ranges Gender Equity in the Early Years Working Group and aims to promote gender equity and breakdown gender stereotypes. The posters show real people undertaking diverse career and recreation roles. These images and the embedded messages promote to young children in early years services and their families that they can aspire and achieve a range of work and life choices, regardless of their gender.
        1. Nurse 
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        2. Teacher
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        3. Firefighter
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        4. Crafter
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        5. Builder
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You Can’t Be What You Can’t See Poster Series Supporting Document: This document has information that will support you using the posters. It includes conversation starters for children, information for parents and frequently asked questions. 

You Can’t Be What You Can’t See Comms Guide:This communications guide offers some suggestions on how to share the posters with your staff, families, friends and community, including options for social media platforms.

 

 

Our Family Play Book is jam-packed with play ideas and fun for the whole family. There are games, creative play and sensory play activities, recipes to get kids cooking in the kitchen, book recommendations and tipsheets about gender stereotypes. It’s so jam-packed that we’ve had to split it up into three parts! Don’t forget to download it all!

  • Image Checklist: This checklist will help you select photos and images that challenge gender stereotypes. It can be used when developing resources and promotional material such as websites, brochures, posters and flyers.
  • Checklist for Health Professionals: This checklist will help you evaluate whether you are promoting gender equality in your practice.
  • Your Words Matter: This fact sheet will provide you with simple phrases that are equitable.
  • New and Expecting Parents Guide: This guide will provide you with practical tips about language, gift receiving, importance of self reflection and more.
  • Level Playground Outdoor Scavenger Hunt: This fact sheet is a great activity that avoids gender stereotypes. The bonus is that you can create a new scavenger hunt weekly. It’s a good way to keep the children busy while promoting active play.
  • Level Playground Big Dreams Colouring Book: Big Dreams is a 7-page colouring book packed full of illustrations that encourage children to be free to follow their dreams. The colouring book was created as part of an art project undertaken by EDVOS with students at Ringwood Secondary College. The students participated in a discussion about gender inequality and the specific issues it creates for both boys and girls when exposed to rigid gender stereotypes. 

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