Help Your Child Foster Awareness by Saying:
Help Your Child Problem Solve by Saying:
Notice how... these rocks are slippery, that branch is strong...
Do you see... the poison ivy, your friends nearby?
Try moving... your feet carefully, or quickly, strongly.
Try using your... hands, feet, arms, legs.
Can you hear... the rushing water, the singing birds, the wind?
Do you feel... stable on that rock, the heat from the fire?
Are you feeling... scared, excited, tired, safe?
What's your plan... if you climb that boulder, cross that log?
What can you use... to get across, for your adventure?
Where will you... put that rock, climb that tree, dig that hole?
How will you.... get down, go up, get across?
Who will... be with you, go with you, help you if?
What to Say to Kids
Instead of "Be Careful!"