WIN a Children’s Chapter Book (Bitss of Caramel Marmalade on Toast) for Yourself and Your Local Library
I can't enter the competition because I wrote the book and I'm one of the competition judges.
Bitss of Caramel Marmalade on Toast is a children's book about body ownership and protective behaviours. In our house, child safety, particularly protection from sexual predators, is considered very important. In Queensland, Australia, Protective Behaviours are embedded into the curricula, across all key learning areas. In our home school program we include child safety learning in Health and Physical Education and Studies of Society and Environment.
Using emotional intelligence as a start point, we focus on feelings and intuition as early warning signs of danger. All my kids are trained to listen to their early warning signs and to go to someone they trust and discuss why they are feeling the way they are.
Here's some examples of how we play games to teach about personal safety:
Why not write up a lesson plan on staying safe from child sexual predators. Enter it into the competition, and, you could even use it as your blog entry for Blog Against Sexual Violence Day on 5 April 2007.