The Wizard of Oz — Storytelling for Bullying Prevention

August 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm 1 comment

Back to school, Dorothy-style:
When Dorothy saw that the Scarecrow was confused and not quite sure which way to go, she walked with him. When she and Scarecrow saw the Tin Man was sad, they asked him to join them. And when the three of them realized the Lion was really afraid, they included him too. From then on they traveled the yellow brick road together — no longer afraid of lions or tigers or bears.
Oh my! If only every child started the new school year like Dorothy traveled to Oz — a little afraid but brave enough to try, willing to ask for help, willing to offer help, with a song in her heart, including new friends along the way, in search of that place where the dreams you dare to dream really do come true.

What other scenes from the story of the Wizard of Oz do you think provide good examples for kids of bullying prevention strategies?

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  • 1. Lainie  |  August 14, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    I will have to remember this, and share it with the Dorothys I see in the schoolyard and the hallway.

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