**Available to pre-order now, due for release September 2020**
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 kit includes the card set consisting of 35 cards and a booklet, 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.
Published by St Luke’s Innovative Resources 2020
35 laminated, full-colour cards, 130mm x 190mm
polypropylene box, 60-page booklet
10 lesson plans (A4 PDFs with activities tailored to ages 3-10+) and 6 full-colour posters (A3 PDFs)
Authors: Sharon Hynes & Katerina Meda with Sue King-Smith & Karen Bedford
Designer: Katerina Meda