- Grade Level: 4 - 6
- Hardcover: 64 pages
- Publisher: Headline Books (May 5, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0938467115
- ISBN-13: 978-0938467113
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,527,943 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What Would You Do? A Kid's Guide to Staying Safe in a World of Strangers Hardcover – May 5, 2011
Reviewed by Rita V for Readers Favorite
"What Would You Do? A Kid's Guide to Staying Safe in a World of Strangers" explains the delicate topic of what a stranger really is. It is interactive, easily understood, and empowers children. It is a must have for ALL parents, grandparents, daycare providers, teachers and caretakers.
"What Would You Do? A Kid's Guide to Staying Safe in a World of Strangers" explains the delicate topic of what a stranger really is. ItÂ is interactive,Â easily understood,Â and empowers children.Â Â It is a must have for ALL parents, grandparents, daycare providers, teachers and caretakers.
Obviously, there is a need for this information. A copy of this book arrived the same day that my step-granddaughter told me she was learning about 'safe touch' at school. She had a difficult time explaining what she had learned, and since she is an A student, there must have been some flaw in how the material was presented. Written so children can understand without feeling panic, What Would You Do: A Kid's Guide to Staying Safe in a World of Strangers is the way I prefer my grandchildren learn about being safe. --Rita V for Readers Favorite
From understanding how to use Caller ID, setting a family code word, establishing an ICE (In Case of Emergency) list of safe people, to knowing what to do if a stranger comes calling, this book has everything a child needs to know about staying safe whether on the Internet, phone, or at home. With puzzles, quizzes, and a checklist to empower parents, this is a great handbook to help children discover their own answers to personal safety issues. This should be required reading for elementary schoolchildren. --Yvonne Perry, author of Whose Stuff Is This? Finding Freedom from the Thoughts, Feelings, and Energy of Those Around You
This interactive book gives our children and their parents a step-by-step system to staying safe and to evaluate methodically many dangerous situations by giving them choices on how they should respond to strangers. I found this book personally challenging, engaging, and very easy and fun to read. --Dallas Wolfe, Sheriff of Preston County, WV / WV State Police (retired)
What Would You Do? A Kid's Guide to Staying Safe in a World of Strangers presents some very important information for children in today s world. Through a question format, the author presents information to teach and empower children, in a non-threatening way, to take a proactive role in staying safe from harm. The book helps build children's confidence, determines whom they should trust, and teaches them to respond to potentially dangerous situations. The book is easy to read and includes a review, as well as word puzzles, to insure that the reader learns the content. Including a parent/caregiver guide is an excellent idea. This is a much-needed book and should be in all elementary and middle schools in America. --John D. Myers, Retired Superintendent of Schools
About the Author
Author Melissa Harker Ridenour is a former teacher, and has mentored students in every facet of their educational development. As a mother and grandmother, she shares concerns with all parents for the safety of children. Melissa's love of children and her concern for their safety and welfare is the motivating factor behind the development of her book, What Would You Do? A Kid's Guide to Staying Safe in a World of Strangers.
Melissa offers workshops to schools and other educational institutions or organizations. The workshops reinforce for children, in a fun and creative way, some of the information and strategies presented in What Would You Do? A Kid's Guide to Staying Safe in a World of Strangers.
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The first chapter helps children identify a stranger and also talks to the reader about creating an 'In Case of Emergency' list for children to know who to call if they are in trouble and more. The following chapter has sections where children are tested on what they know to see if they would make the right decisions if they were placed in a particular situation. The choices are simple and provides children with the answers to the questions, also providing a thourough explanation.
Another important chapter is talking about what was learned. Every child can benefit from this section. It serves as reminders and reassures the children of what is right. This book is different in the sense that it provides great information in a simple way yet also tests them about what they know in a nonpreaching way. The book holds many facts and children who may have not felt comfortable before, may believe enough in themselves to talk to a parent or caregiver after reading the book.
Children from the ages of 9-12 are going to appreciate this 64 page chapter book as it helps them understand what it means to be safe and to know what they should and shouldn't do in certain situations. Parents will enjoy the reference part in the back of the book which supports them on this endeavor. This book helps teach safety in a nonthreatening way, helps empower children to believe in themselves, and for them to trust their instincts.