Ditto the Braveheart lion came to Top Ryde Early Learning to visit the children and teach them about feelling safe
Initially we discussed 'yes' feelings and 'no' feelings and how they made us feel. We decided that 'no' feelings make us feel sad, angry and unsafe and if we feel this way we should run and tell someone we can trust. We learnt about 'warning signs' that our body tells us if we begin to feel unsafe, such as a fast beating heart, butterflies in our tummy, or wibbly wobbly legs. We then named our private areas: mouth, chest, between our legs and our bottoms and said 'They belong to me'. The children all gave Ditto the Braveheart lion a big cuddle and said thank you for teaching us all about feeling safe.
Having Ditto come to our centre is a great way for children to learn about being and feeling safe in a sercure environment with their teachers and peers.
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