This drug awareness program for four-year-old children includes 4 audio cassettes and a 320-page manual.
PANDA is a substance abuse prevention program developed for use in early childhood settings. It includes a wide variety of developmentally-appropriate activities for children aged four and older. Designed to teach young children about the importance of building healthy bodies and saying "no" to substances that can hurt them, the curriculum helps children develop positive feelings about themselves, and gives them practice in making appropriate decisions in the face of peer pressure. For more information click here.
PANDA is based on the conviction that children can have an ongoing impact on their own health and safety if they are actively educated. The curriculum features four units:
- Building Healthy Bodies;
- Saying No to Tobacco;
- Saying No to Alcohol; and,
- Saying No to Drugs.
The overall goal of the curriculum is to increase each child\'s knowledge and understanding about the importance of a healthy body, the harmful effects of tobacco, alcohol and drugs and the empowerment to say "no" to peer pressure. For more information on the efficacy of providing this kind of information to very young children click here for PANDA reviews.
Bobo is tempted to try a cigarette.
How does it make him feel?
Bobo eats something he shouldn\'t
the doctor helps.