Omar is Lost : Arabic Children's Book
Omar wanders from his mother's side in pursuit of a kitten and gets lost in the downtown souk. He is faced with different situations and finally makes the right choice and is reunited with his mother. The fear of getting lost is a primal fear for most children. This story addresses this fear and paves the way to discuss many safety issues with children. Parents and teachers can discuss ways with children on how to avoid getting lost in public places. They can discuss the choices Omar made when he got lost. Why did he refuse to accompany strangers to find his Mom? Should he have gone with them? Not all strangers are bad or dangerous but the child for his/her own safety should not be put in the position to decide so a blanket warning is necessary. What steps did Omar take to find his Mom? Who helped him in the end? What would you have done? Such question will start a lively discussion and help the child find answers on his own.
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