Verdict: TO KEEP MY BODY SAFE, I HAVE A PLAN is book to teach and empower children with knowledge to protect themselves and others.
TO KEEP MY BODY SAFE, I HAVE A PLAN equips children with tools for thinking through a dangerous environment, with logical steps for personal safety. It lays the groundwork for a child’s healthy self-esteem by helping the child to know that his or her feelings are valid. And it models the process for a child to plan a way of escape when in an uncomfortable situation.
Author Katherine Eskovitz maps out safe scenarios and suggestions for a personal safety plan. Illustrator Jessica Churchill combines an interesting assortment of still life photos with cartoons to bring home the point. The partnership of author and illustrator works beautifully to provide an appealing book that doesn’t overwhelm the child with worst-case scenarios. Children will connect with the story and pictures as they learn valuable lessons in self-care.
This book is a part of a series of books created to teach children life skills. The author began the series in an effort to help her own children take charge of the challenges they faced, and shared her secrets as the books equipped her own parenting skills. The website, www.littleblueprint.com displays the storylines for each, with a goal to L.E.A.D. Using logic, emotions, analysis and decision making, children are equipped with a formula to tackle life’s difficulties in its various forms. The books are appropriate for toddlers through the teen years, as the comprehension levels increase with age. Truly, it’s never too early to teach a child about being aware of the environment and understanding an appropriate response. And the plan formed is adjustable as needed for the child’s benefit.
TO KEEP MY BODY SAFE, I HAVE A PLAN is book to teach and empower children with knowledge to protect themselves and others.
Reviewed by Sally Ferguson for IndieReader.