(Revised and Updated) eBook Three of The Sue Series:
Say ‘No’ to Strangers – How to Teach Children to Deal with Stranger Danger (Refers to: ‘911’) – USA and Canada
This curriculum-friendly eBook has everything you need to teach young children (aged 4-9 years), how to deal with ‘stranger danger’ 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 helping themselves, assisting someone else, and staying out of reach of child predators.
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 to that introduces the topic in a fun and simple way and demonstrates the basic steps to dealing with ‘stranger danger’ through the character, Sue.
- Teaching Guide: Preparation guidelines and detailed information to help prepare young children and teach them important things to remember when dealing with ‘stranger danger’ 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 there is ‘stranger danger’ 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 ‘stranger danger’. Children also learn about the role of family and community members, how to be brave, smart and strong, the steps to take, and what can happen to a child involved in ‘stranger danger’ if nothing is done about it. 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 children can learn what to say, and to think, clearly and logically, focus, keep going and stay calm. Children pretend to deal with a ‘stranger’ on their own and experience what ‘stranger danger’ may be like in real life, while you physically see whether each child understands and is able to identify a ‘stranger danger’ situation 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 how to be assertive, what to say and do and the important details they need to remember if faced with ‘stranger danger’. 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 Emergency Services number: (000) used in Australia