Teach young children how to make the special ‘999’ (Nine-Nine-Nine) call for help, confidently, if faced with an emergency, using a fun and simple (3)-step process. This curriculum-friendly printable file helps to enhance the learning-to-read and decision-making process, and to reinforce the lessons taught throughout the set through repetition, revision and completing the easy-to-follow stages which help to develop a more confident, prepared and capable child – (78 pages).
Step One – Story Time: When Sue's adventure has been read, children have listened to a story at their level which introduces them to the topic, helps them to become familiar with the lessons in the story, demonstrates and teaches them in a fun and simple way the basic steps to knowing how to recognise and deal with an emergency and that they really can be ‘BIG’. Children learn about the importance of knowing when and how to correctly use the numbers: 9-9-9 and how to be brave, smart and strong – like Sue in the story!
Step Two – Teaching Guide: The corresponding Teaching Guide has preparation guidelines to follow so adults know and understand what they teach from the detailed information which helps to prepare children prior to completing the Practical Exercises and Play-acting. Included are instructions for the Practical Exercises and Play-acting which enable children to deal with emergencies, automatically and confidently. Follow the preparation guidelines and instructions to teach children and know what to do as you teach, then work through the exercises to reinforce what has already been taught. Use the Check List to check off each step a child should remember so you are certain that each child can correctly use the numbers: 9-9-9 (nine-nine-nine).
Step Three – Learning Activities: The Learning Activities further reinforce what has been taught from the previous steps and help children to remember how to recognise an emergency; who will help them; how to recognise a ‘nine’; how many ‘nines’ they must press; how many ‘three’ is; their name, address and phone number; what it really means to be brave, smart and strong – and to be ‘BIG’; and to remember the (3) important questions they need to answer to help them know whether to act.
Select pages to meet different learning needs by choosing an area to work on, i.e.: children can work with shapes and colours while they learn the roles of special people in our communities. Print, laminate and use as durable worksheets with wipe-able markers for a class or individual child, and as personalised Brave Smart and Strong Awards to present to those children, who successfully complete the three vital steps.