Let's Grow with Six-Year-Old Nisha and Joe,sex education pamphlet for 6-year-olds is being sent to primary schools
'The Family Planning Association wants to ride roughshod over the views of parents and force all primary schools to provide sex education, whether parents and teachers like it or not.'
The fpa is producing 50,000 copies of the pamphlet and will promote them in primary schools
The first sex education pamphlet for six-year-olds is being marketed to primary schools to encourage teachers to start sex lessons earlier.
The comic, from the former and invites youngsters to label the genitals.
The group, now called the fpa, is producing 50,000 copies of Let's Grow with Nisha and Joe in an initial print run and promoting it to schools across the UK.
The fpa insisted the 12-page comic, designed for use in school and at home by six and seven-year-olds, was a 'gentle introduction'.
But angry parents condemned it as 'too much too young' and warned against robbing children of their innocence.
Margaret Morrissey, of the lobby group Parents Outloud, said she would have gone 'ballistic' had her own children brought a copy home.
She said: 'Giving children explicit names for body parts at this age seems clinical.
'We are feeding them this information when they still should be playing with dolls and toy cars.
At that age, children are unlikely to have the ability to ask the right questions.
'We have got to be so careful that we are educating, not confusing or putting fear into their minds.'
Norman Wells, director of Family and Youth Concern, said: 'Parents already cover such things by word and example in the context of everyday life. Groups like the fpa want to go an awful lot further and be much more explicit.
'The fpa wants to ride roughshod over the views of parents and force all primary schools to provide sex education, whether parents and teachers like it or not.'