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Aware Aardvark: Be Safe, Be Aware & Be Alert. Donna McGoff, $29.95 (ages 6-13)

Aware Aardvark is a card game that is easy to learn. It is designed to teach kids how to become more responsible, make better decisions, and develop greater personal awareness when finding themselves in situations that can compromise safety. Learning these skills enhances confidence and empowers kids. The game includes 96 cards, 12 blank cards (to create your own cards), directions, and a sturdy storage box.

  • Engaging game that teaches children to be safe, aware, & alert
  • Encourages being responsible & making good decisions
  • Engaging activity for ages 6-13
  • Useful for counselors, parents, and teachers
  • Developed by a child therapist

The Baby Emergency Handbook: Lifesaving Information Every Parent Needs to Know. Lawrence Shapiro, Richard Jablow & Julia Holmes, $17.95

This compact guide makes it easy to find the information you need during even the most stressful times. Most importantly, you'll learn how to prevent the most common emergencies that new parents encounter. The Baby Emergency Handbook will help you:

  • Learn the best ways to react in almost any emergency
  • Know when to seek immediate medical help
  • Get faster help in a hospital emergency room

Be Aware! My Tips for Personal Safety. Gina Bellisario, $10.95

Sophie is on a mission. You can call her Agent S. Like any good spy, Sophie knows how to be safe. She helps her brother stay away from danger too. They watch for speeding cars. They avoid strangers. And they never goof around on the school bus!

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Be Careful and Stay Safe. Cheri Meiners, $15.95

With simple words and illustrations, this book teaches children ages 4 to 8 how to avoid potential dangers, ask for help, follow directions and plan ahead.


Community and Environment: Activities for Age 3 to Kindergarten, 3rd Edition. Connie Jo Smith, Charlotte Hendricks & Becky Bennett, $19.95

Children develop a sense of security and self-worth by becoming familiar with themselves, their home, and the world around them. This curriculum includes thirty-six activities that help children build connections with their community and foster positive feelings about health and safety personnel. This book includes:

  • An overview of the community and environment topics covered in the curriculum
  • Suggested interest area materials and supports for creating the learning environment
  • Learning objectives and vocabulary words
  • Suggestions for evaluating children's understanding of each community and environment topic
  • More than 30 classroom activities
  • Family information and take-home activities

First Aid Fast for Babies and Children: Emergency Procedures for All Parents and Caregivers, Canadian Revised Edition. Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, $20.00

An indispensable guide to dealing quickly and confidently with any childhood emergency — from cuts and scrapes to choking and poisoning.

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How Do Dinosaurs Stay SAFE? Jane Yolen & Mark Teague, $18.99

Mamas and papas always want their little dinosaurs to be safe from harm — and that means teaching them how!


I Can Be Safe: a First Look at Safety. Pat Thomas, $9.50 (ages 4-8)

This friendly book helps make young children aware things to know and do in order to be safe in a variety of situations.


I Can Play It Safe. Alison Feigh, illustrated by Laura Logan, $21.99

This full-color picture book teaches kids seven important rules to personal safety in a non-threatening way. It covers topics like safe versus harmful secrets, safe versus harmful touches, and the importance of having a community of trusted adults to turn to for help. Emphasizing the “check-in” rule and teaching kids to trust their gut instincts, this book gives children the knowledge and confidence they need to make smart choices about their personal safety every day.


I Said NO! A Kid-to-Kid Guide to Keeping Private Parts Private. Zack & Kimberly King, $17.95 (Grades K-5)

Helping kids set healthy boundaries for their private parts can be a daunting and awkward task for parents, counselors and educators. Written from a kid’s point of view, I Said No! makes this task a lot easier. The book uses kid-friendly language and illustrations to help parents and concerned adults give kids guidance they can understand, practice and use. This is a simple, direct approach that doesn’t dumb down the issues involved, as well as an easy-to-use system to help kids rehearse and remember appropriate responses to help keep them safe.

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I Won't Go with Strangers. Dagmar Geisler, $24.99

Lu is waiting to be picked up after school. She stands on the sidewalk, all alone, and it starts to rain. Ms. Smith walks by, and offers to take her home. Ms. Smith lives in Lu’s neighborhood — but does Lu really know her? Lu asks herself, what’s her first name? Does she dye her hair red? What’s her dog’s name? And she says, “I don’t know you, so I won’t go with you! And besides, Mama said I should wait.” As other adults — all of whom Lu has met in some capacity before — offer to take her home, Lu continues to consider if she really knows them. One by one, she refuses to go with them. Until, finally, the person Mama said she should go home with shows up — though his appearance is a surprise to the reader!

This sensitively narrated story illustrates how clear rules and arrangements can help protect and empower children during an especially vulnerable time of day. The ending includes a prompt for readers to create their own similar “safe” list, and a list of resources for parents.


I'm Not Scared... I'm Prepared! Julia Cook, $13.95; Activity Book $13.95

The teacher at the Ant Hill School wants her students to be prepared — for everything! One day, she teaches her students what to do if a “dangerous someone” is in their school.

Unfortunately, in the world we now live in, we must ask ourselves the essential question: What options do I have for survival, if I ever find myself in a violent intruder event? I’m Not Scared... I’m Prepared! enhances the concepts taught by the ALICE Training Institute, and make them applicable to children of all ages in a non-fearful way. By using this book, children can develop a better understanding of what needs to be done if they ever encounter a “dangerous someone.”


Keep Yourself Safe: Being Safe On a Bike. Franklin Watts Publishing, $17.99

A simple introduction for younger children on how to stay safe and have fun on a bicycle, from wearing the right protective clothing and helmet and checking your brakes to riding responsibly on the road, signalling and using cycle lanes.

 


Little Fox, Lost. Nicole Snitselaar, Illustrated by Alicia Padrón, $16.95

Little Fox’s paw prints make such beautiful pictures in the newly fallen snow. Left here, right there, around that fallen branch — he scatters them throughout the forest until, too late, he finds he can’t retrace his steps back home. Lost and afraid, Little Fox wants to agree when a kind, old owl offers to fly ahead and guide him. But Mama Fox has warned him often: “If ever you are lost, my child, / don’t let a stranger guide you. / Be still and I will search the wild / until I am beside you.”

In gentle, expressive text, Nicole Snitselaar spins a tale that goes far beyond a simple “stranger danger” warning. Her Little Fox, equipped with his own ingenuity as well as his mother’s wisdom, cleverly finds a way for the other animals to attract Mama Fox’s attention while keeping himself safe.

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Lucy in the City: a Story about Developing Spatial Thinking Skills. Julie Dillemuth, $13.95

One night, Lucy the raccoon follows her family out of their den, headed for the best garbage bins in town. Distracted by a jar of peanut butter, she gets separated from her family. How will she ever find her way back to her family and her cozy den? With the help of a friendly owl and his bird's-eye view, Lucy tunes into the world around her and navigates herself home!

Reading this book with your children will help them develop their own spatial thinking skills — how we think about and understand the world around us and use concepts of space for problem solving. Early exposure to spatial concepts can help foster this type of cognitive development in children and boost their math and science learning as they progress through school. Includes a Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals with more information about spatial concepts, as well as questions, games, and activities designed to encourage children's spatial thinking skills.


My Body Belongs to Me, from My Head to My Toes. Pro Familia & Dagmar Geisler, $25.95

As a child, there are constantly people trying to pick you up, hug you, or tickle you. Sometimes, though, children fall victims to people who try to touch them inappropriately. But how do you tell someone, most likely an adult, that you don’t want to be touched? My Body Belongs to Me from My Head to My Toes is an educational tool to help instill confidence in children when it comes to their bodies. The story gives readers tips about what they can say or do to avoid unwanted physical contact, or how to tell the right people in the event it has already occurred. My Body Belongs to Me from My Head to My Toes is an invaluable resource that gives children a voice in uncomfortable situations.


My Body Is Special Workbook. LaKeesha Walrond, $12.50

The My Body Is Special Workbook empowers children to take ownership of their bodies and provides them with problem solving tools to help prevent an unhealthy touch. This workbook leaves children with an individual plan of what to say, what to do, where to go and who to tell if they ever feel unsafe around another person. The goal is for each child who encounters this book to develop their own individual personal plan of action to prevent this type of abuse.

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Never Talk to Strangers. Irma Joyce, $10.99 (ages 4-8)

Bouncy rhyme and colourful illustrations help children remember one important rule — Never talk to strangers!


Our Special World: Keeping Safe. Liz Lennon, $10.99 (ages 2-5)

This book simply sets out some guidelines for young children for how to keep safe without stopping the fun! It explores topics such as crossing the road, water, bike riding, bullying and stranger danger.


Parent Alert! How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online. Will Geddes, Nadia Sawalha & Kaye Adams, $21.99

Kids spend hours online, exploring the best the internet has to offer — but what about the risks? Who are they talking to on social media? How do you educate them about their digital footprint and protect them from trolls, bullies, frenemies, and stalkers? They may be tech-savvy, but they are not worldly-wise, so can you set ground rules? If they see you as a digital dinosaur, how do you encourage them to come to you if they are in trouble, and what actions should you take to prevent, minimize, or resolve the damage?

Packed with real-life scenarios, practical advice, and action plans in non-techspeak, Parent Alert! is your go-to guide for one of the greatest dangers facing children today. Celebrity best friends and concerned parents Nadia Sawalha and Kaye Adams ask the questions, and international security expert Will Geddes provides the no-nonsense answers. Learn best-practice cybersecurity on social media accounts; what signals might indicate that your child is falling prey to online grooming, bullying, or extortion; and how you can protect your kids from danger without being critical of them or setting unrealistic restrictions.

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The Safe Baby: a Do-It-Yourself Guide to Home Safety and Healthy Living, 3rd Edition. Debra Smiley Holtzman, $24.95

This comprehensive, readable book tells you how to make your home and environment safe for kids. This expanded, revised edition includes:

  • Latest up-to-date-information on baby safety
  • How to select safer toys
  • Expanded section on selecting green products
  • Tips on choosing the safest fish to eat
  • How to buy safe baby care supplies

Safe Connections: a Parent’s Guide to Protecting Young Teens from Sexual Exploitation. Sandy Wurtele, $10.95

As children near puberty and then move into their early teens, parents may worry about sexual abuse. This easy-to-read guide provides help in continuing discussions about personal safety, and it alerts parents to the issues of online predators, sexting and sexual exploitation, especially in what appear to be romances. It also provides practical advice for those who want to ensure that their kids are safe with the parents’ own friends or romantic partners. Written by a psychologist who specializes in child sexual abuse, SAFE CONNECTIONS includes detailed lists of warning signs that an adolescent is being abused, or is becoming an abuser. It’s ideal for use in school safety curricula, or as a complement to existing programs.


Safety and Consent for Kids and Teens with Autism or Special Needs: a Parent's Guide. Debra Jacobs, $29.95

The developmental challenges of children with special needs means they are often more at risk of physical or emotional exploitation. This book provides invaluable tools to help parents, carers and teachers protect vulnerable children. Difficult topics are sensitively and straightforwardly addressed through step-by-step guidelines for parents and learning activities for children. Guidance to carers includes information on how to identify warning signs of abuse, and recognise tell-tale behaviour changes in their child. Intervention activities help children learn which adults to trust and how to stay safe, while reducing the fear, shame or stigma surrounding abuse. Aimed at ages 5-12, these learning devices have been specifically designed to meet a range of comprehension and developmental abilities, with instructions for parents to adapt them to meet the specific needs of their child.

This important guidebook empowers adults to fulfil their responsibility to protect and support children, and to provide a safe environment in which every child can reach their highest potential free from coercion or abuse.

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Safety Starts at Home: the Essential Childproofing Guide. InJoy Productions, DVD $39.95 Note: InJoy DVDs are sold for Home Use Only; and for sale only within Canada. All other users can contact Parentbooks for more information

This comprehensive DVD demonstrates proven childproofing techniques and accident-prevention strategies. Chapters include: • The Safe Baby • Choking, Suffocation, and Strangulation Hazards • Poison Patrol • Burn Hazards • Drowning Prevention • Fire Safety • Preparing for Emergencies


Safety: a Whole Health Curriculum for Young Children, 3rd Edition. Connie Smith, Charlotte Hendricks & Becky Bennett, $19.95 (ages 3-6)

Learning to lead a healthy lifestyle begins during the early years. This body care curriculum includes activities and background information to help children develop lifelong healthy habits. The earlier children learn about safety, the more naturally they will develop habits that lead to lifelong patterns of safe behavior. These activities introduce topics — such as seat belt use, fire and burn prevention, and tobacco and alcohol awareness, in developmentally appropriate ways to help children take care of themselves.


Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health. Rick Smith & Bruce Lourie, $21.00

Funny, thought-provoking, and incredibly disturbing, SLOW DEATH BY RUBBER DUCK reveals that just the living of daily life creates a chemical soup inside each of us. Pollution is no longer just about belching smokestacks and ugly sewer pipes now, it s personal. Ultimately hopeful, the book empowers readers with some simple ideas for protecting themselves and their families, and changing things for the better.


That Uh-oh Feeling: a Story about Touch. Kathryn Cole, illustrated by Qin Leng, $15.95 (ages 5-8)

No matter how hard she tries, Claire can't kick the soccer ball in a straight line. Her coach steps in and places his hand on her shoulder, telling her that she's too pretty to wear a frown. When he tickles her later and asks her to keep it a secret, Claire doesn't know exactly what's wrong, but something just feels "weird." Too much flattery and too much contact give her that weird, uh-oh feeling. She turns to her friends for help and learns that adults shouldn't ask kids to keep secrets about touch, so Claire tells her mother. By seeking help from others and talking about her feelings, the situation is resolved happily.

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Watch Out! Around Town. Claire Llewellyn, $9.50 (ages 4-7)

Advice in this book focuses on staying in parents’ sight and avoiding getting lost when in large, busy places like stores and theaters. Kids are also instructed to observe safety rules in playgrounds, and to take extra care when encountering adults they don’t know.

Watch Out! At Home. Claire Llewellyn, $9.50 (ages 4-7)

When at home, kids are cautioned to avoid playing with sharp objects, to keep a safe distance from things cooking on the kitchen stove, to treat electrical appliances with caution, and generally to keep alert for potential household hazards.

Watch Out! Near Water. Claire Llewellyn, $8.75 (ages 4-7)

Kids are taught the importance of learning to swim, and are advised on following safety rules in pools. They are also instructed on the extra care they must take when at the seashore, and the need to follow safety rules when they are in open boats.

Watch Out! On the Road. Claire Llewellyn, $9.50 (ages 4-7)

Children learn to observe safety rules when riding their bikes, or while traveling as a passenger in their parents’ car. They will also find important pedestrian advice on safe crossing at intersections and staying close to parents or the adult they are walking with.


What Does It Mean to Be Safe? Rana DiOrio, illustrated by Sandra Salsbury, $25.50

Children need easy guidelines to help them understand how to protect themselves and feel secure in their environments. Rana DiOrio's newest addition to her award-winning series explores physical, emotional, social and cyber safety in unthreatening ways that spark meaningful conversation between adults and children about staying safe.


Who Is a Stranger and What Should I Do? Linda Walvoord Girard, $9.99 (ages 7-11)

Explains how to deal with strangers in public places, on the telephone, and in cars, emphasizing situations in which the best thing to do is run away or talk to another adult.

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Complete Booklist

The Baby Emergency Handbook: Lifesaving Information Every Parent Needs to Know. Lawrence Shapiro, Richard Jablow & Julia Holmes, $17.95

Community and Environment: Activities for Age 3 to Kindergarten, 3rd Edition. Connie Jo Smith, Charlotte Hendricks & Becky Bennett, $19.95

First Aid Fast for Babies and Children: Emergency Procedures for All Parents and Caregivers, Canadian Revised Edition. Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, $20.00

Parent Alert! How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online. Will Geddes, Nadia Sawalha & Kaye Adams, $21.99

The Safe Baby: a Do-It-Yourself Guide to Home Safety and Healthy Living, 3rd Ed. Debra Smiley Holtzman, $24.95

Safe Connections: a Parent’s Guide to Protecting Young Teens from Sexual Exploitation. Sandy Wurtele, $10.95

Safety and Consent for Kids and Teens with Autism or Special Needs: a Parent's Guide. Debra Jacobs, $29.95

Safety Starts at Home: the Essential Childproofing Guide. InJoy Productions, DVD $39.95 Note: InJoy DVDs are sold for Home Use Only; and for sale only within Canada. All other users can contact Parentbooks for more information

Safety: a Whole Health Curriculum for Young Children, 3rd Edition. Connie Smith, Charlotte Hendricks & Becky Bennett, $19.95 (ages 3-6)

Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health.Rick Smith & Bruce Lourie, $21.00

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Books for Kids

Aware Aardvark: Be Safe, Be Aware & Be Alert. Donna McGoff, $29.95 (card game; ages 6-13)

Be Aware! My Tips for Personal Safety. Gina Bellisario, $10.95

Be Careful and Stay Safe. Cheri Meiners, $15.95 (ages 4-8)

How Do Dinosaurs Stay SAFE? Jane Yolen & Mark Teague, $18.99

I Can Be Safe: a First Look at Safety. Pat Thomas, $9.50 (ages 4-8)

I Can Play It Safe. Alison Feigh, illustrated by Laura Logan, $21.99 (ages 6-10)

I Said NO! A Kid-to-Kid Guide to Keeping Private Parts Private. Zack & Kimberly King, $17.95 (Grades K-5)

I Won't Go with Strangers. Dagmar Geisler, $24.99

I'm Not Scared... I'm Prepared! Julia Cook, $13.95; Activity Book $13.95

Keep Yourself Safe: Being Safe On a Bike. Franklin Watts Publishing, $17.99

Little Fox, Lost. Nicole Snitselaar, Illustrated by Alicia Padrón, $16.95

My Body Belongs to Me, from My Head to My Toes. Pro Familia & Dagmar Geisler, $25.95

My Body Is Special Workbook. LaKeesha Walrond, $12.50

Never Talk to Strangers. Irma Joyce, $10.99 (ages 4-8)

Our Special World: Keeping Safe. Liz Lennon, $10.99 (ages 2-5)

That Uh-oh Feeling: a Story about Touch. Kathryn Cole, illustrated by Qin Leng, $15.95 (ages 5-8)

Watch Out! Around Town. Claire Llewellyn, $9.50 (ages 4-7)

Watch Out! At Home. Claire Llewellyn, $9.50 (ages 4-7)

Watch Out! On the Road. Claire Llewellyn, $9.50 (ages 4-7)

What Does It Mean to Be Safe? Rana DiOrio, illustrated by Sandra Salsbury, $25.50

Who Is a Stranger and What Should I Do? Linda Walvoord Girard, $9.99 (ages 5-10)

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