35 laminated, full-colour cards, 130mm x 190mm
polypropylene box, 60-page booklet.
Authors: Sharon Hynes & Katerina Meda with Sue King-Smith & Karen Bedford
Designer: Katerina Meda
Teaching child safety is a responsibility that teachers in Australia (and in many other countries) have as a requirement of the curriculum. An important aspect of this social and emotional learning is empowering children to stay safe from abuse by teaching them to recognise their body signals or ‘early warning signs’. But many educators, family workers and parents are wondering how to teach child safety, and what key body signals to focus on?
Using beautiful, gentle, original artwork, Tell a Trusted Adult is a resource for supporting early learning educators, primary teachers, parents and anyone who supports children and families, to explore safety and unsafety with children in ways that are accessible, fun and effective. Consisting of beautifully-illustrated cards that identify pairs of body signals and a range of emotions associated with safety and unsafety, children learn how to interpret and respond to these signs. Most importantly of all, they learn the key message to ‘Tell a trusted adult’ when they feel unsafe, anxious or worried.
Created by experienced educators who are actively engaged in classroom education now, you can purchase this resource in two ways: the card set on its own or as part of an integrated kit.
The card set includes 35 cards and a booklet. The cards and supporting cards (such as Game time, Circle time and Art time) featuring simple, fun activities that teachers and parents can pull out of the pack and use immediately with children.
Or you can purchase the entire kit which includes the card set plus 10 lesson plans (one for each week of the school term) with activities tailored to ages 3—10+, and a set of 6 full-colour posters for reinforcing the safety message with children in schools and in any environment.