TD ThinkFirst For Kids is ThinkFirst Canada's school-based curriculum program for children in grades K-8. Designed as a teacher's resource, TD ThinkFirst For Kids meets the curriculum requirements in all Canadian provinces and territories and is endorsed by Curriculum Services Canada. This program was developed by a multi-disciplinary team including teachers, curriculum experts, doctors, and neuroscientists and teaches children how to think first and play safely to prevent brain and spinal cord injuries. In 2007 this program received the Safe Communities Sean Kells Award for Community Safety.
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TD ThinkFirst for Kids benefited from a recent update and enhancement and we are pleased to report more than 12,000 full curriculum sets are in use in schools and public health agencies across the country. TD ThinkFirst For Kids is available as a four binder set divided by grade-Kindergarten Wonderers, Grades 1,2,3, Grades 4,5,6, and Grades 7,8- free of charge to all Canadian schools and Public Health Agencies in both English and French. Please click on the Order Resources button to request a set for your school.
The sample lessons are available in PDF. Download a lesson by clicking one of the links below.
ThinkFirst Discoverers - Grade One
Lesson 1 - Understanding Brain and Spinal Safety
ThinkFirst Explorers - Grade Five
Lesson 5 - Creative Problem Solving and Safety Around Weapons
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