A very easy way to prepare your child to be safe at school is through books. Below is a list of books to share safety tips with your child. From those first preschool steps of knowing parent’s names and phone numbers to bullies, bicycles, busses, cyber bullies strangers, to college safety for young women. The first nine books can be used and read by children creating conversation openings. The last two books and the slide show are parenting books filled with tips for health, and safety.
I Can Be Safe: A First Look at Safety by Pat Thomas illustrated by Lesley Harker
A sweet little book that acknowledges kids’ fears and makes them aware of things they need to do in order to be safe in different situations. They learn; for instance, to look both ways when crossing a road, know their parents’ names, phone number, and emergency numbers written for children preschool through early school age.
Bullies to Buddies: How to Turn Your Enemies Into Friends by Izzy Kalman
Offers solutions to the problem of teasing and bullying, and gives children practice in stopping a bully. Helps children understand the secrets of human nature that can help end verbal abuse. Kalman teaches kids how to solve problems for themselves and without getting anyone in trouble.
Be Careful and Stay Safe (Learning to Get Along) Paperback by Cheri J. Meiners M.Ed.
Without scaring young children learn basic skills for staying safe in ordinary situations and preparing for emergencies. This book teaches little ones how to avoid potentially dangerous situations, ask for help, follow directions, use things carefully, and plan ahead. Questions, activities, and safety games help parents reinforce the ideas being taught.
The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers by Stan Berenstain, and Jan Berenstain.
Papa Bear tells the cubs why they should never talk to strangers, as Mama brings some common sense to the problem. “The Bears’ rules for safe conduct among strangers are listed on the last pages.
School Safety (Safety Sense) by Nancy Loewen,
Rules for behaving in a safe way in the classroom, on the playground, and while waiting for and riding the bus.
Staying Safe on My Bike (Safety First) Paperback by Joanne Mattern
Safety rules for young riders on their way to school or for that first road ready bike.
Safety on the School Bus (Safety First!) by Raatma and Lucia
This book explains how to be safe while waiting for, getting on and off, and riding the school bus.
College Safety 101: Miss Independent’s Guide to Empowerment, Confidence, and Staying Safe Paperback
This is a comprehensive guide to personal safety on campus, covering everything from daily life to more serious threats. Safety expert and speaker Kathleen Baty offers young women essential advice for protecting themselves in the dorm, at parties, on Facebook, during spring break, and while studying abroad. She also advises on sexual harassment, domestic violence, and self-defense
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Campus Safety by Guy Antinozzi J.D. and , Alan Axelrod Ph.D. (Author)
Beyond the name, this book is for young men and covering everything from dorm rules, frat house myths and realities, and protecting property, to staying out of trouble on the Web, at the ATM, to drinking, drugs, dating, spring break, staying healthy, how to handle different kinds of people and places, and what to do in emergencies.
The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to HighSchool–How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle by Barbara Coloroso
Look for this updated edition of The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander, which includes a new section on cyber bullying, filled with tools to break the cycle of violence.
Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child Lynn R Marotz
This book covers health, safety, well-being and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children in one comprehensive volume.
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The Best School Year Ever Paperback by Barbara Robinson
A laugh out loud family read about The Herdmans more than famous — they’re outlaws. They smoke cigars, lie, and set fire to things, and that’s only when they bother to come to school!
When anything goes wrong at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, from the hexing of Bus Six to the mysterious disappearance of the kindergarten gerbil, it’s sure to have a Herdman behind it. Really a wonderful family connection read
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