The Sue Series – Book Two: Give Those Bullies 'The Flick' – How to Teach Children to Deal with Bullying
Book Two of the Sue Series books for children, parents, carers and teachers, is based on the simple yet fun process that I used at home with my very young sons, and is made up of (3) three separate learning phases taught through (3) three separate steps in one printable file for the adult teaching a child to use in this easy to follow step-by-step process which will leave a child confident, capable and prepared, when dealing with bullying.
Using this pdf file:
• Print activity pages for children to use at home
• Print for an individual child
• Print for a whole class
• Laminate pages for durability
• Use markers on laminated pages and wipe clean
• Use selected pages to create flash cards
• Print, laminate and present personalised Awards
• For teaching children aged 4-9 years
Each child will not only learn about how to deal with bullying, but also enjoy the closeness which comes from: having a story read to the child, the interactivity which comes from having the story and vital details discussed, using these printable files to help to enhance the learning-to-read and decision-making process, and with reinforcing what has been learnt through repetition and revision, and easy to follow stages which combine to help develop a more confident, prepared and happy child.
What will Sue do when Tom picks on her at school? Can she really deal with a bullying situation, effectively, by remembering each of the important steps?
The Story Time book is simple, yet exciting, fun to read and filled with colour illustrations with four-line rhyming couplets a small child can relate to. Each child you read Sue’s story to will be waiting to see what happens next when she is faced with a bullying situation. Read Sue's story and teach a child to know when and how to deal with bullying and how to be brave, smart and strong – just like Sue in the story!
Sue’s adventures allow children to experience what happens (and what it feels like) when a child is involved in a bullying situation; Sue’s story helps children see how a small child really can make a positive difference, if they know how.
When the book has been read, children have listened to a story at their level which helps them to become familiar with lessons found in the book and introduces them to this important topic in a fun way without too much drama and demonstrates the basic steps to take to recognise and successfully deal with a bullying situation (which could occur in real life).
Corresponding with the Story Time book is the Teaching Guide with preparation guidelines for parents, carers and teachers to follow so they know and understand what they teach; as well as detailed information to teach and help prepare a child, prior to completing the practical exercises, play-acting and check lists – so everyone understands the importance of knowing what action to take and the child is confident knowing that he or she can really take action.
Find out the importance of teaching a child to recognise the act of bullying and understand why other children are bullies; and discover the keys to help a child who is being bullied (or who is a bully) and what must be worked on in both cases.
Get tips from your Teaching Guide on explaining and enforcing rules about social behaviour and teaching children about the importance of self-ownership and knowing when they have permission to take action, and what to say and do to keep themselves safe and happy.
Help a child to remember that bullying can happen anywhere, and to know what to do when someone else is being bullied – this is about you helping a child to be brave, smart and strong!
This guide will help you to teach a child the meaning of important words such as: 'self-worth’, 'respect', 'aware' and 'trust' and why this is needed to help improve a child’s self-esteem and social attitude – so the child is more aware and knows that he or she is capable of good behaviour and making the best decisions and has permission to do so.
The Sue Series books have simple scenarios and examples for helping you to explain to children at their level, what they need to know to help them-self or someone else, if faced with a bullying situation; leaving the child comfortable listening to your explanations and more confident and ready to participate in repeated practical exercises and play-acting lessons.
Instructions for each of the exercises are included in the Teaching Guide which, when practiced regularly, enables a child to really deal with bullying, confidently, and leaves you (the parent, carer or teacher) a lot more at ease.
Using the Learning Activities (sheets) for the child to work through with you, is a fun way to further reinforce what has already been learnt from the corresponding Story Time book and steps taught in the Teaching Guide (for taking action in a bullying situation), so the child is really able to action and understand what he or she has already been taught from the books and can deal with bullying, automatically and confidently.
The Learning Activities worksheets help a child to know when there is or is not a bullying situation; teaches the child the signs that someone is being bullied or is a bully; and explains what can happen to a child who is being bullied (or who is a bully).
Now you can help to remind children of the reasons why it is important to tell someone about a bullying incident and to tell on someone who is bullying another child, by giving the children in your care access to the Sue Series book set.
The purpose of the Sue Series books is to successfully teach young children to be aware and take action, (in a bullying situation), instead of being helpless or the victim and by reading the story, practising the practical exercises and play-acting, discussing the vital details, completing the activity sheets and check lists, know that they really can achieve these things.
Each of the Sue Series book files go hand-in-hand – one will not work without the other.