The story is about a young girl whose parent is late picking her up from school. As she's waiting, several people offers her a ride home. Some are people she sort of knows, like a neighbor or a handyman working on her house, but the girl asks herself how well does she REALLY know these people? She realizes she doesn't know them well enough, declines the offer of a ride, and waits for her designated person to pick her up. 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 â€śsafeâ€ť list, and a list of resources for parents.
Category:Education/Classroom Subcategory:Kindergarten - Gr. 7 Series:Parenting Author:Dagmar Geisler