To Keep My Body Safe, I Have A Plan (Paperback)

To Keep My Body Safe, I Have A Plan By Jessica Churchill (Illustrator), Katherine Eskovitz Cover Image
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To Keep My Body Safe, I Have a Plan is a groundbreaking children's picture book to effectively teach safety, whether on a play date, at school, or anywhere a child might be without his or her trusted caregiver. Developed with the guidance of renowned child safety expert, Pattie Fitzgerald, Founder of Safely Ever After, Inc., and grounded in brain science, this book is essential for all school-age children, though it is appropriate for younger children as well. Safety of the body can be a difficult topic to discuss with kids, but the rules are straightforward and critical. Research by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in six boys and one in four girls are sexually abused before the age of eighteen. Many books on safety emphasize "stranger danger," but an estimated ninety-percent of sexual abusers are known to the child. The safety rules in this book could save your child from being a victim of child molestation. This book gently introduces children to the concept of SAFE ADULTS, INTUITION, and the ESSENTIAL RULES for keeping the body safe. Children will be empowered to L.E.A.D.: to integrate Logic and Emotions to Analyze and Decide on a safety plan. Learning safety facts, examining the emotions involved, analyzing safety tips, and deciding on a safety plan gives children security, confidence, and the tools they need to keep their body safe. Blueprint it: This Have a Plan title can also be personalized online at Children will learn safety rules while viewing their name, personal photos, a character that resembles them, and/or a dedication. A personalized book makes a child the hero of their story, engaging them and promoting comprehension and recall of potentially life-saving concepts. Indie Reader approved IR Verdict: TO KEEP MY BODY SAFE, I HAVE A PLAN is a book to teach and empower children with knowledge to protect themselves and others. TO KEEP MY BODY SAFE, I HAVE A PLAN equips children with tools for thinking through a dangerous environment, with logical steps for personal safety. It lays the groundwork for a child's healthy self-esteem by helping the child to know that his or her feelings are valid. And it models the process for a child to plan a way of escape when in an uncomfortable situation. Author Katherine Eskovitz maps out safe scenarios and suggestions for a personal safety plan. Illustrator Jessica Churchill combines an interesting assortment of still life photos with cartoons to bring home the point. The partnership of author and illustrator works beautifully to provide an appealing book that doesn't overwhelm the child with worst-case scenarios. Children will connect with the story and pictures as they learn valuable lessons in self-care. This book is a part of a series of books created to teach children life skills. The author began the series in an effort to help her own children take charge of the challenges they faced, and shared her secrets as the books equipped her own parenting skills. The website, displays the storylines for each, with a goal to L.E.A.D. Using logic, emotions, analysis and decision making, children are equipped with a formula to tackle life's difficulties in its various forms. The books are appropriate for toddlers through the teen years, as the comprehension levels increase with age. Truly, it's never too early to teach a child about being aware of the environment and understanding an appropriate response. And the plan formed is adjustable as needed for the child's benefit. TO KEEP MY BODY SAFE, I HAVE A PLAN is book to teach and empower children with knowledge to protect themselves and others. Reviewed by Sally Ferguson for IndieReader. See more at: http: //

About the Author

Katherine Eskovitz began her career as a trial lawyer. A graduate of Yale Law School and Cornell University, Katherine practiced law for seventeen years as a federal prosecutor and partner in a national law firm before turning her courtroom skills, and experience as a former speechwriter, to writing for a new audience: children. Katherine's Have a Plan Books, available at, are the result of years of research on child development and brain science, collaboration with experts, and passion for photography. Katherine speaks as a parenting educator and specialist on plan-based learning at schools across the country. A native New Yorker, Katherine lives in Santa Monica, California, with her husband and three children.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781940101170
ISBN-10: 1940101174
Publisher: Little Blueprint, LLC
Publication Date: May 7th, 2014
Pages: 34
Language: English
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