The Book That’s Helping Children Learn What To Do Around Strangers

October 31, 2016
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Not Everyone is Nice teaches children what to do if a stranger approaches and reminds them that looking or acting nice doesn’t mean a person is safe.

This is a great children’s book, teaching children about the potential danger represented by strangers in a way that is very entertaining and not at all scary.

Here’s the blurb:

“Kathy is waiting for her mother outside of school when a strange car approaches. The smiling man inside offers to drive Kathy home, suggesting that her mother may be hurt or sick. Just before Kathy is ready to climb in, her mother arrives and the man speeds off.

Kathy is confused and hurt that the nice man would leave so quickly.

Later that night, Kathy’s parents use examples from nature of pretty but lethal plants and fish to show her that animals and people that look or seem nice may be very dangerous..”

My nephew makes friends with everyone she meets

Kids are friendly! My nephew literally tries makes friends with everyone she meets (including strangers).

Naturally, I was worried that I won’t be to protect her when I’m not around. But how can we teach kids to be careful around strangers?

How can we teach them what certain traits to look for?

How can we teach them about trust?

We can’t watch over them all the time, so it’s important they learn what to do around strangers.

Luckily, there’s one book that does all that.

So, I bought the book. Here’s the review.

I will add that I got this book for my nephew and it turned out to be the perfect gift– she enjoys the story and the colorful pictures, yet at the same time she is learning a very important lesson.

Before I read the book, I worried that it might be too serious and intimating for children, but having seen it, I’m a big fan. I’ll probably buy several more copies as gifts for other children we know..

Every time we get to the part in the book where the little girl approaches the stranger in the car, my nephew tells me “that’s a no-no.” She doesn’t seem scared or anxious, yet she’s learned the important central lesson of the book.

Not Everyone is Nice teaches children what to do if a stranger approaches and reminds them that looking or acting nice doesn’t mean a person is safe.

One of the co-authors is a psychologist and she’s obviously taken great pains to make sure the tone of the book is exactly right for young readers.

This is a great children’s book, teaching children about the potential danger represented by strangers in a way that is very entertaining and not at all scary.

Ideal for children aged 4-8 years-old.

Included also, for parents, is a list of safety tips, which my sister, as a first-time parent, found extremely useful.

Where Can I Get This Book?

The book is available on Amazon here 

Pricing: $8.65. Also available on Kindle

 

 

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One Comment

  1. Sherri Beatty

    July 11, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    I’ve also been trying to teach my kids that sometimes even people you know aren’t nice either. You never know if they could be having some kind of mental break or honestly just acting on their true instincts. I told my kids NEVER take a ride from anyone unless I ok it. If they offer a ride home because you’re walking, just politely decline and keep walking. Sometimes the stranger you know, is worse than the stranger you don’t. Maybe I’m too extreme. Maybe I’m jaded. But I’ve seen how bad this world can be especially to children.

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