In a documentary video, a non-binary doll named Nash was shown to children in North Carolina. The doll was used as a training tool for childcare workers.
In the video, which has been shared on social media, a group of kids is introduced to the doll by an instructor named Piper. When asked if the doll is a girl or a boy, Piper says that Nash would always respond that he's just a kid.
While one child says that kids can be either boys or girls, other kids start to say that they can also be either non-binary or they can be "they." The segment is part of a documentary about anti-bias education in early childhood.
"Piper says that Nash is non-binary, and the kids are not sure if he's a girl or a boy. They just feel like they are kids. The instructor also says that the kids are still figuring it out."
After one of the kids asked Piper if the doll liked stars, Piper said that they did. The other kids then repeated the question several times.
This was shown to daycare owners in NC.
A teacher used a doll to teach gender identity to 4-5 year olds.
When a child brings up “non-binary,” the teachers say it’s “a huge testament to how much we’ve been talking about it in the classroom” & “it’s constantly in conversation” pic.twitter.com/ufpRTwkXO1
— Jordan Chamberlain (@jordylancaster) January 24, 2023
"Piper said that it was fun to teach the kids, but it was also very nerve-racking because she didn't know what they were going to say. She added that it was a place where she could just be herself."
According to one of the teachers, they didn't seem to be bothered by the doll's non-binary nature. Another teacher said that it was a huge testament to how much the topic of non-binary has been talked about in the classroom. The child who brought it up brought it up because it's always in the discussion.
The Washington Free Beacon's Jordan Chamberlain reported that the documentary, which was shown to the owners of childcare facilities in North Carolina, was featured in a training event.
According to the organization's website, it aims to promote equity and professionalism in the field of early learning. One of their monthly meetings is focused on equity and diversity. The group also hosts a virtual community for early childhood educators.
Who showed the video to daycare owners?
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) January 24, 2023
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