(Revised and Updated) eBook One of The Sue Series:
Numbers to Know – How to Teach Children to Deal with Emergencies – (How to Use the Numbers: 9-1-1)
This curriculum-friendly eBook has everything you need to teach young children (aged 4-9 years), how to deal with an emergency if they are alone. Use this simple 3-step teaching technique to successfully teach children how to be aware and automatically and confidently act, instead of being helpless or the victim. Follow a process that empowers children and enables them to be confident and capable of assisting someone, helping themselves or even saving a life.
Step # 1: Story Time (A Fun and Simple Introduction)
Step #2: Teaching Guide (Discussions and Practical Exercises)
Step # 3: Learning Activities (Revision, Checklists and Awards)
- Story Time: A story adventure made up of 12 pages of rhyming couplets and color illustrations children can relate that introduces the topic in a fun and simple way and demonstrates the basic steps to dealing with an emergency through the character, Sue.
- Teaching Guide: Preparation guidelines and detailed information to help to prepare and teach young children the important things to remember when dealing with an emergency, and that allow for discussions about the reason why they need to learn the important steps described in the story. This guide helps you to teach children how to recognize the signs that someone needs urgent help and about having ‘permission’ to make decisions when they are alone and includes scenarios to help children to know how to identify what is or is not an emergency. Children also learn about the role of Emergency Services workers (including the Operator), how to be brave, smart and strong and make the special call for help, and the does and don’ts of using a phone and the special ‘911’ number. The Teaching Guide includes practical exercises and basic step-by-step role-playing guidelines to help you to teach children the physical steps and reinforce what has already been taught so they can learn to think, clearly and logically, focus, keep going, and stay calm. Children pretend to deal with an emergency on their own and experience what an emergency may be like in real life, while you physically see whether each child understands and is able to identify an emergency and remember and action each step, correctly. The guide also includes Teaching Checklists: ten (10) vital points to check off to help you to know whether a child knows what action to take and so you are certain that the child can remember and follow each step through and act, quickly and effectively (without the prompting) and feels safe and confident using these new vital life skills.
- Learning Activities: Fun learning activities to reinforce what has been taught through: letters and numbers; spelling and vocabulary; shapes and colors; writing and drawing; and sorting and matching. Select individual pages to meet different learning needs; select and laminate individual pages as reminder posters; use selected pages as flash cards; print activity pages for an individual child or a whole class. Children will learn to write the special three-digit number to call and the important details they need to remember when making the call.
Complete the process with the Brave, Smart and Strong Award to present each child a personalized laminated award, when you know that all the above comes automatically to them, along with contact details for further information, resources and support services.
- Children experience the fun of having a story read to them
- Children enjoy the interactivity that comes from discussing the vital details
- Children enjoy the fun and interactivity that comes from participating in the activities and play-acting
- Using these tools helps to enhance the learning-to-read and decision-making process
- Easy to follow stages combine to help develop a more confident, prepared and happy child
- Can be used in drama classes or as part of a regular safety drill
Thank you for ‘Helping Little Kids be BIG!’
Cheers and enjoy!
Also available in a separate version compatible to the Australian Emergency Services number: (000)