3 books to teach kids about stranger danger

Help your little ones bone up on stranger safety with these engaging reads.


1. The Berenstein Bears learn about strangers by Stan Berenstain
When Papa Bear tells the cubs that they should never talk to strangers, Sister begins to view all strangers as evil until Mama brings some common sense to the problem. A good book to start teaching young children to be aware. Also contains a list of "bear's rules for safe conduct among strangers" at the back.

2. I can play it safe by Alison Feigh
This picture book, penned by a child-safety expert, teaches kids seven important rules of 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.

3. Not everyone is nice by Frederick Alimonti & Ann Tedesco
When a nice man offers to drive Kathy home from school, suggesting that her mother may be hurt or sick, she's ready to climb into his car. Thankfully, her mother arrives just in time and the man speeds off. This story, which tells children what to do if a stranger approaches them, reminds them that looking or acting nice doesn't mean that the person is innocuous.

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