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Ready Kids!

Posted by imawheatwatcher on October 7, 2008

No one wants to instill fear in their child, so it may be easier to avoid the conversation with them of what to do in an emergency. Usually though, talking with them and teaching them what to do in case of an emergency will actually have the opposite effect. Knowledge is power (Thanks Schoolhouse Rock!) and children will feel confident with their abilities to handle an emergency situation, be it an auto accident, fire, or natural disaster. We also need to remember to teach them to have faith in themselves and include prayer and listening to the spirit when dealing with an emergency.

There are two great resources to help parents talk with and act with their children to Get Ready:

PRE-SCHOOL – Ready.gov and Sesame Workshop have teamed up to provide GET READY TOGETHER activity kits directed at parents and children ages 3-5. First, Parents should read through the magazine to get tips on everyday things we can do to prepare our kids anywhere, anytime. Then, read and do activites with your child in the activity book. There is a story about Grover and Elmo working with Grover’s mom to be ready for an emergency. There are songs and activities to help your child have fun while learning important information. You may also want to print a short 1-page summary to review often, post on the fridge or pack in an emergency kit.

GRADE SCHOOL – ReadyKIDS is an online program from ready.gov directed at kids 6+ years old. It is set up like an adventure, and helps you get your kids involved in a fun way. Kids themselves navigate through 4 easy steps to learn how they can get their family prepared and allow them to “graduate”. Step 1 – Create a Kit, Step 2 – Make a Plan. Step 3 – Know the Facts. Step 4 – Graduate from Readiness U! In addition, there is a “fun and games” link your children will enjoy. There are also fun facts on natural disasters. Like did you know ” “Tornado” was a 14th-century sailor’s word for a voilent, wind thunderstorm. It may come from the Spanish word tronada, meaning “thunderstorm” ” (from Ready.gov).

Check them out and empower your kids as your family GETS READY!

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