|I Can Stay Safe
I Can Stay Safe
Created especially for Brendan and Josh
Words by Rochelle Lentini and Picture Selection by Michelle Duda and Rochelle Lentini
Sometimes I think about going outside.
When we are visiting friends or family, I need to stay inside while mommy or daddy are visiting.
Sometimes I want to go outside when we are visiting.
I need to:
If I stay inside, I stay safe and mommy or daddy knows where I am.
Inside, I can play with my “To Go Bag” of toys.
I can play with friends, with my brother, or by myself.
If I want to go outside, I need to tell someone with my words.
If I go outside alone, no one knows where I am.
Sometimes when people can’t find me, they can get scared and sometimes they cry.
After I tell someone I want to go outside, I first need to hold hands, then go outside.
When I hold hands, I am safe.
I can also tell people what I want to do outside.
Sometimes I want to swim or swing.
Other times, I might want to run, do bubbles, or ride.
Sometimes I feel like exploring my neighborhood by going on a walk.
When exploring my neighborhood, I need to go with someone and hold hands.
I should hold hands so I stay safe.
If I don’t hold hands, I could get hurt.
Sometimes when I tell someone I want to go outside, he or she might say I can’t go outside.
If I can’t go outside, I might get sad or angry, but I can go with the flow and play inside.
I might be able to go outside… later or on another day.
When I can go outside, I first hold hands, then we can go outside.
I can go outside with another person.
Playing outside is fun for everyone when I have someone with me.