21 min

The Poll-a-Keet The Imagine Neighborhood

    • Education for Kids

What are the things that make you, you? Some parts of who you are come from where you live or what culture you grew up in. Some of your identity can be physical, like how tall or short you are. Some of who you are includes the things you enjoy doing, like making art or playing sports. Your identity is full of unique and interesting things that make you the person that you are!But what happens when you tell someone who you are, and they don’t believe you?In this week’s installment of The Imagine Neighborhood, Princess Donnasaurus has sent her Poll-a-Keet out to make sure that the Royal Records are up to date on important things like everyone’s birthdays, favorite colors, and gender. But when Count Vacula says he’s a boy, the Poll-a-Keet insists that anyone who looks like a vacuum can’t be a boy.That makes Vac wonder—What makes someone a boy? Is it the things that you like to do? Is it what your friends say? How does someone know for sure if they are a boy or not?It’ll take an Epic Quest, sardine pancakes, and macho manicures for Vac to learn that there’s no one right way to be a boy, or a girl, or anything else, and that the person who knows you best—is you!For activities based on this episode, have your grown-up sign up for our weekly Wednesday newsletter (https://forms.wix.com/ea540e66-a177-4ed0-a570-a7a0893eeddc:3a01c4b3-344f-4b95-a41a-7d1311a24fe5)—but right now, get ready to find out who likes lemonade, who can do a thousand-and-one pushups, and who’s a pretty bird on today’s exciting episode of The Imagine Neighborhood™! Further reading:https://allstatefoundation.org/https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2780234 (https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2780234__;!!NuzbfyPwt6ZyPHQ!qEtwFgW-CQWndgpxmXvQ7t1B476_xTvTUZd9A8Qp-jbFnqOUssLbcfJjoDdR7nnBQXH4prwQOgcYfUSmFdqDlXD2yRqYbA$)Everymom (https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/theeverymom.com/gender-identity-children/__;!!NuzbfyPwt6ZyPHQ!tBGyTNSYLSvdJUQHLr0QwixwQHoZNNJPJVG0Hql5KIygVrm7B4C07uR6MVLBjOPBg0yicQv95kpy5gC0XcgCXCOStsk4Xw$)

What are the things that make you, you? Some parts of who you are come from where you live or what culture you grew up in. Some of your identity can be physical, like how tall or short you are. Some of who you are includes the things you enjoy doing, like making art or playing sports. Your identity is full of unique and interesting things that make you the person that you are!But what happens when you tell someone who you are, and they don’t believe you?In this week’s installment of The Imagine Neighborhood, Princess Donnasaurus has sent her Poll-a-Keet out to make sure that the Royal Records are up to date on important things like everyone’s birthdays, favorite colors, and gender. But when Count Vacula says he’s a boy, the Poll-a-Keet insists that anyone who looks like a vacuum can’t be a boy.That makes Vac wonder—What makes someone a boy? Is it the things that you like to do? Is it what your friends say? How does someone know for sure if they are a boy or not?It’ll take an Epic Quest, sardine pancakes, and macho manicures for Vac to learn that there’s no one right way to be a boy, or a girl, or anything else, and that the person who knows you best—is you!For activities based on this episode, have your grown-up sign up for our weekly Wednesday newsletter (https://forms.wix.com/ea540e66-a177-4ed0-a570-a7a0893eeddc:3a01c4b3-344f-4b95-a41a-7d1311a24fe5)—but right now, get ready to find out who likes lemonade, who can do a thousand-and-one pushups, and who’s a pretty bird on today’s exciting episode of The Imagine Neighborhood™! Further reading:https://allstatefoundation.org/https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2780234 (https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2780234__;!!NuzbfyPwt6ZyPHQ!qEtwFgW-CQWndgpxmXvQ7t1B476_xTvTUZd9A8Qp-jbFnqOUssLbcfJjoDdR7nnBQXH4prwQOgcYfUSmFdqDlXD2yRqYbA$)Everymom (https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/theeverymom.com/gender-identity-children/__;!!NuzbfyPwt6ZyPHQ!tBGyTNSYLSvdJUQHLr0QwixwQHoZNNJPJVG0Hql5KIygVrm7B4C07uR6MVLBjOPBg0yicQv95kpy5gC0XcgCXCOStsk4Xw$)

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