The story of Jellylegs introduces children to Helen who has legs which turn to jelly when she feels scared; and different flavours mean different things. Green lime jelly means she’s scared but it’s fun, yellow pineapple jelly means she needs to be a bit careful and red beetroot jelly means she’s really scared and needs to get away or get help fast.
Parents and teachers can use the story to help children develop the personal strategies of the Protective Behaviours Program. They, like Helen and Hung, can recognise the signs in their bodies that they feel scared and know when something needs to be done about it.
Through reading Jellylegs with our children, they can learn to ask adults for help and if the first adults they ask do not respond, to keep on asking different people until someone does something so that they feel safe again.
Author: Colin Varney | ISBN: 9780646954448 | For ages: 4+