This blog is a resource for fellow therapists, parents and teachers. I will provide suggestions and reviews of books that I have found especially therapeutic and useful for various social-emotional issues. And...my favorite part...I will provide accompanying activities related to the book to help with teaching social-emotional skills.
I would love for you to check it out and give me your feedback.
A Book Review of I Said No!
I Said No!
A kid-to-kid guide to keeping private parts private
Written by Zack and Kimberly King
Illustrated by Sue Ramá
Publisher: Boulden Publishing
Personal Safety is a critical topic to address with all children. It is one of the tools we have to help prevent trauma from sexual abuse and other dangers of childhood. Sexual abuse crosses all cultural, racial and economic boundaries. Child sexual abuse poses many threats to healthy functioning in adulthood and can lead to serious mental health and addiction issues. Therefore, it is crucial that we work toward prevention.
1. Help child cut one red and one green
rectangle out of paper for flag.
2. Fold end of paper flag over skewer or straw and tape down. Add extra tape just under flag so flag won't
slide down. (You can also use glue for this. I use tape
so we don't have to wait for them to dry and can get right
to the game!)
Flags are done!
Now it's time for the game!
3. Read scenarios in book(pages 14-19) and make up
some of your own with a mixture of red and green flag
Have child lift the appropriate flag for
red/green flag touch and explain reason for each.
"A boy at school pulled you under the table
and told you to pull down your pants."
RED or GREEN flag? Why?
"When you get home from school, your Dad
runs up to you and grabs you for a great
RED OR GREEN flag? Why?
4. Switch roles and have child make up scenarios
and adult lift up the appropriate flag and explain reason.
5. Repeat often to refresh child's memory.
6. Have Fun!