The Reading Corner
Infant/ Toddler: Good Night Fire Engines written by Adam Gamble; Illustrated by Joe Veno
A day in the life of a fire engine is full of fun and adventure!
Discover what it takes for a fire engine to get ready for the day. Your toddler will get an insight into what it’s like to be a firefighter. Climb aboard the fire truck and spend the day with your furry Dalmatian companion. Children of all ages embark on an exciting adventure as they ride fire engines with lights flashing and sirens blazing. With the Good Night Our World series, toddlers and preschool-age kids can build listening and memory skills by identifying famous landmarks and the distinct character of real places.
Preschool: Be Careful and Stay Safe written by Cheri J. Meiners
The world can seem so perilous, especially where our children are concerned. But even very young children can learn basic skills for staying safe in ordinary situations and preparing for emergencies. Without scaring kids (or alarming adults), this book teaches little ones how to avoid potentially dangerous situations, ask for help, follow directions, use things carefully, and plan ahead. Includes questions, activities, and safety games that reinforce the ideas being taught.
School-Age: I Can Be Safe: A First Look at Safety written by Pat Thomas
This friendly little book acknowledges kids' fears and makes them aware of things they need in order to feel safe in different situations. They learn, for instance, to look both ways when crossing a road, to wear special clothing for sports, to know their parents' names, phone number, and emergency numbers, and many other details.