Abductions, attempted abductions, child predators, missing children. It’s nonstop, and it’s scary. It’s important to talk with your child about strangers and what your expectations and rules are regarding people that you don’t know, but how do you deliver the message without terrifying them?
I like to sneak important lessons and concepts into bedtime. It’s quiet, you have their full attention, and you can let the Berenstain Bears tell the story and do your dirty work for you. Interject with additional comments when necessary.
Read on for a list of books that you can read to your child to teach them about stranger danger.
Because they really rock at explanations, and this book is no exception. The tip list for stranger danger at the end is an added bonus.
Seven important rules to personal safety written by a child safety expert.
Showcases different situations a child may find themselves in and what to do if a stranger approaches.
Fairy tale magic with concrete advice.
Fish deliver some big information in a non-threatening and age-appropriate way.