Policat advises: Not just chocolate! – Crime scene bus stop
A game of dices with the subject “Don’t touch me, it’s my body!”
Explanations – short and concise
My child wouldn’t do that! „Never accept anything from a stranger!“ and „Don’t ever follow a stranger!“. Every day I tell my child, is that enough?
With the aid of the magnetic board „Policat advises: Not just chocolate!“ you can, in a child adequate way, point out latent dangers by means of listening, telling and watching within the pre-school preparations or in junior school lessons. You thus promote their concentration, attentiveness and you achieve a training of their behaviour. You train their ability to say NO! By doing this work you will contribute to the prevention of danger.
Reflections on teaching methods
By means of this magnetic board children can actively be involved in prevention lessons covering the subjects „Don’ t follow a stranger“ or „Don’t accept any presents from a stranger“. Using a imaginary crime scene „Bus stop“ you recreate a scene where a stranger wants to give a child a present. Why does he want to do this?
How do we work with the magnetic board?
Rules of play:
A child throws a red dice to chose a picture from the category „Possible presents“ and then places the relevant magnetic counter on to the red field with the exclamation mark, this means the stranger has offered a present to a child; something has happened.
Only when something has happened Policat can give advice. For this the child has to throw the blue-green dice and using the corresponding magnetic counter puts it on the green-blue square with the question mark:
Task: Discuss the situation at the crime scene.
The yellow arrows (arrows used to point out crime scene traces) are to be used for a more detailed description of the crime scene. Features and peculiarities of the crime scene should be marked out one by one and thus be highlighted, e.g.: skid marks of car tires (here black strips due to loss of rubber), bus stop sign, bus shelter, close up bushes, road surface (here bitumen), pavement stones (here a row of rectangular stones) and many more.
- 6 magnetic counters with a red frame and pictures of „possible presents or temptations“, potential offender
- 1 red dice with pictures of „possible presents or temptations“
- 4 magnetic counters with a green frame and pictures of „How to react immediately?“
- 2 magnetic counters with a blue frame and tips of „What not to do!
- 1 green-blue dice with pictures of „what to do at once“ (green frame) and „what not to do“ (blue frame)
- 1 yellow arrow (to mark out possible traces at the crime scene)
Translated by Wolf-Richard Stolze DiplHdl