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Stop! Ask First

Narrator: The world is a wonderful place with lots of things to see and lots of things to touch and lots of things to smell and lots of things to taste. But there are some things that can make you sick called "poisons." Even some things that seem fun to play with or good enough to taste might actually be poison. To make sure you're safe, the main thing you have to remember is to stop and ask first. Our friends Zipper and Mellie are here to help you learn how to stay safe.

Unknown Speaker: Stop! Ask First!

Mellie Singing: Stop!
Ask First!
Is this good for us?
Stop!
Ask First!
It could be poisonous.
Before we smell it or touch it or pick it up,
let's walk on over to a grown-up
and Stop! Ask First!

Zipper: Can we play with this?

Mother: No, that's cleaner for the floor, and it could hurt you. It's a poison. We use it for cleaning, but you should never touch it. Thanks for asking. You did the right thing. Always ask first.

Mellie and Zipper: Okay.

Mother: Please go play in the living room and let me finish cleaning in here.

Unknown Speaker: Stop! Ask First!

Mellie and Zipper Singing: Stop!
Ask First!
Is this good for us?
Stop!
Ask First!
It could be poisonous.
Before we smell it or touch it or pick it up,
let's walk on over to a grown-up
and Stop! Ask First!

Zipper: Can I taste this?

Mother: No. Some plants can make you sick. We can eat many fruits and vegetables, but some plants are poisonous. Thanks for asking. You did the right thing. Always ask first.

Mellie and Zipper: Okay.

Mellie and Zipper: Stop! We have to ask first.

Mellie and Zipper Singing: Stop!
Ask First!
Is this good for us?
Stop!
Ask First!
It could be poisonous.
Before we smell it or touch it or pick it up,
let's walk on over to a grown-up
and Stop! Ask First!

Zipper: Can we play with this?

Father: No, that's not a toy. Paint is a poison. Please don't touch it. Thanks for asking. You did the right thing. Always ask first.

Mellie and Zipper: Okay.

Father: Why don't you kids get a snack but be sure to wash your hands first.

Mellie: Mmmm, Vitamins.

Zipper: Stop! We have to ask first.

Mellie and Zipper Singing: Stop!
Ask First!
Is this good for us?
Stop!
Ask First!
It could be poisonous.
Before we smell it or touch it or pick it up,
let's walk on over to a grown-up
and Stop! Ask First!

Mellie: Can we have some vitamins?

Father: No, that's medicine. Vitamins may taste good, but you should never take any medicine on your own. If you need medicine, an adult will give it to you. Thanks for asking. You did the right thing. Always ask first.

Mellie and Zipper: Okay. Yum! Snack time.

Mother: Yes, you can always eat the food we give you. But remember, a lot of things might look just like food or candy or juice, but they could be something poisonous. Let me show you. This is juice. This is poison. This is candy. This is poison. This is a sports drink, and this is poison. They might look alike, but they're not. See why you have to ask first?

Mellie and Zipper: Okay.

Mellie and Zipper Singing: Stop!
Ask First!
Is this good for us?
Stop!
Ask First!
It could be poisonous.
Before we smell it or touch it or pick it up,
let's walk on over to a grown-up
and Stop! Ask First!

Stop!
Ask First!
Is this good for us?
Stop!
Ask First!
It could be poisonous.
Before we smell it or touch it or pick it up,
let's walk on over to a grown-up
and Stop! Ask First!

Stop!
Ask First!
Is this good for us?
Stop!
Ask First!
It could be poisonous.
Before we smell it or touch it or pick it up,
let's walk on over to a grown-up
and Stop! Ask First!