Parenting Packs: Safety


For an overview of the Book Bundles and Parenting Packs early literacy kits, please visit the original post. The cost listed is the list price of each item, regardless of whether or not we got it on sale/discount. The activity sheets and resource guide amount was calculated by cost of binder clip + lamination sheets.

Itemized List

  • Carrying Tote ($15.99) — The Container Store
  • Be Safe Around Strangers by Bridget Heos ($8.95) — Baker & Taylor
  • Fire Safety by Lisa M. Herrington ($23.00) — Baker & Taylor
  • I Can Be Safe by Pat Thomas ($7.99) — Baker & Taylor
  • Safe Kids, Smart Parents by Rebecca & Elizabeth Bailey ($15.00) — Baker & Taylor
  • Stranger Safety DVD ($9.99) — Amazon
  • Melissa and Doug Firefighter Costume ($29.99) — Amazon
  • Playmobil Crossing Guard Set ($14.99) — Amazon
  • Traffic Sign Puzzle ($9.99) — Amazon
  • Vinyl Bags (3) ($6.97) — The Container Store
  • Activity Sheets & Resource Guide ($3.00) — created in-house

Total: $145.86

I chose pretty much the only adult book that I could find about safety: Safe Kids, Smart Parents. I enjoyed this book and actually read it carefully because I wanted to see how it would handle many safety scenarios (consent, law enforcement, etc.). For the children’s books, I tried to select a variety of safety topics: strangers, fire, and a catch-all that mentions other situations.

The “Stranger Safety” DVD was actually one that we already have in non-fiction and have to replace every now and again for wear. It made sense to include it here.

The toys were really fun to select with this kit. I knew that I wanted to have a dress-up component and chose the Firefighters costume since kids are often frightened of the firefighter’s gear. Hopefully this will help them get used to it; although it doesn’t have the big face mask.

The Playmobil set offers a chance for caregivers to do role-playing with different scenarios (biking, crossing the street, etc.) and I thought that aspect would be helpful.

And lastly, the Traffic Sign puzzle — something that would appeal to the smallest patrons while teaching them about road signs.

The Safety Pack has been checked out eight times since debuting five months ago, which is higher than I expected!

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