Thursday, September 20, 2012

Stranger Danger

With my daughter starting Kindergarten in the fall, my husband and I felt that she would be spending more and more time away from us so it would be to everyones benefits to start talking more in depth about the dangers of strangers.  We have talked about it before, but we wanted to be SURE she knew the dangers.
We love books, so we started with the oldie, "The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers".  There are many more books out there, this was just one that we had at home about strangers.  Next time we are at the library, I plan on looking for a more udpated stranger book to check out as a refresher for her.

A few days after we read the book, I printed off some papers that we could talk about and she could colour.  Because she loves colouring.  Click on this link to take you to the printables.
I didn't want to overload her with information, so we did the 6 pages over two different days, about a week apart.
Lastly, a couple days after we finished the pages we did some roleplay in the Living Room.  Daddy would pretend to be a stranger and at first, she did make some mistakes, but she learned very quickly.

 The main rules (reworded by us) that we talked about with our daughter were:
1. Who is a stranger?  Anyone you don't know.
2. What adults do you trust?  Police, family and teachers.
3. What do you do if a stranger tries to grab you?  Run away and scream.  If they do grab you?  Bite them.
4. Always play with a friend.
5. Don't talk to strangers.
6. Dont' get in cars with strangers.

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