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Daisy Tells a Secret

Daisy Tells a Secret

Spring 2011 DVD
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Producer: One of Us Films
DVD Price: $19.95

Daisy Tells A Secret is an invaluable resource to help young children learn crucial lessons about personal safety and body ownership. For any adult who's ever struggled to find just the right words to talk about this sensitive subject, this 35-minute long production provides a step-by-step guide complete with expert interviews; on-screen flash cards to help children understand the difference between "good touches" and "bad touches," and a short animated story that serves as the foundation for your discussion.

In the animated short, we meet a happy family of birds: Mom, Dad, and little Daisy. When Daisy's Uncle Raven comes to babysit, he suggests they play a "tickling game." It's fun at first but takes a terrifying turn when Uncle Raven begins to touch Daisy inappropriately, telling her that it's a secret she needs to keep. Later, Daisy meets friends at a park and they notice she seems frightened and sad. With their help, Daisy comes to understand the importance of telling a trusted grown-up about what happened.

The greatest asset of this DVD is its precise and reliable information. It doesn't sugarcoat anything, yet it manages to deliver its message in a tone that is both tasteful and reassuring. The script for the animated short is perfect for young kids, providing them with the specific words they need to comprehend the problem and seek help. The informational segment for parents and educators is equally thorough. This DVD-Rom also includes printable coloring pages for children, and an option to play the video in English, Spanish, or American Sign Language for the Deaf.

At $19.95, Daisy Tells a Secret is an exceptional value and an exceptional tool for families or for pre-school or early elementary educators.

Gina Catanzarite   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Gina Catanzarite is an award-winning television producer, writer, teacher, mom and media consultant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She began her career in 1987 and counts 9 Emmy awards, 26 Emmy nominations, a Matrix award, two Pennsylvania Broadcaster's Association Awards, 8 Telly Awards, and a screenwriting grant from the Theatre Association of Pennsylvania, among her professional honors.

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