Because of a mixture of new starters and older children, the first half term in nursery is very busy, with lots of conversation as the children get to know each other.
I was cold one morning so I wore my pink/purple jumper.
I sat at a table full of maths games.
Two of the older nursery girls join me and started to play and started to giggle at my jumper.
‘What’s so funny?’ I said. ‘Its my favourite colour.’
‘Its pink, boys can’t have pink as a favourite colour.’
‘Because you’re a boy.’
Once again, these children were as young as three, but had already formed gender stereotypes regarding specific colours.
A lovely and insightful conversation.