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Safety Book Selections – 09/24/11

Posted on: Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Our September 20th blog was about safety.  Since it’s never too early to start teaching kids about safety these book recommendations are for the younger children.  Each book is appropriate for preschoolers through 1st or 2nd grade.

The Safety Book for Active Kids: Teaching Your Child How to Avoid Everyday Dangers by Linda Schwartz.  From Amazon’s Product Description “Keeping children safe in a complex world is one of the greatest challenges parents face today.  The Safety Book for Active Kids explores situations a child ages four to eight might encounter while at home, at school, or during play.  Designed to be read by parent and child together, the book addresses bicycle safety, house fires, home hazards, and more.

I Can Be Safe: A First Look at Safety by Pat Thomas.  From Amazon’s Product Description “This friendly little book acknowledges kids’ fears and makes them aware of things they need in order to feel safe in different situations.  They learn, for instance, to look both ways when crossing a road, to wear special clothing for sports, to know their parents’ names, phone number, and emergency numbers, and many other details. A First Look At… is an easy-to-understand series of books for younger children.  …  The books are written in simple, direct language that makes sense to younger kids.  Each title also features a guide for parents on how to use the book, a glossary, suggested additional reading, and a list of resources.  There are attractive full-color illustrations on every page.  (Ages 4-7)”

Please Play Safe! Penguin’s Guide To Playground Safety by Margery Cuyler is for kids from pre-k through 2nd grade.  From Amazon’s Product Description “Penguin and his rambunctious young friends are off to the playground, running so fast that they knock each other down.  Is that right?  No, that’s wrong!  They should walk so that no one gets hurt.  At the seesaw and slide, the silly mishaps continue, with pals like Elephant and Chimpanzee playing dangerously (in funny ways), then safely. Hippo bounces a ball off of Penguin’s head (BOINK!), and Rhino throws sand in Lion’s fur.  But by the end of the day, the friends have learned the rights and wrongs of playground play, and they even pick up their toys before heading home!

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