Emergency Preparedness for Kids
What could be more precious than your children? OK, maybe your grandchildren.
Nothing is more important than protecting our kids and teaching them what they need to know to be successful in life. Have you taught your kids what to do during a disaster? What if you are not with them when the emergency occurs?
Teaching your children about emergencies and what they need to do to stay safe is easier than you might think. By playing emergency preparedness games and reading stores with a preparedness message your kids will have fun while learning how to take care of themselves if you are not there to help them.
You can contact the Office of Emergency Management for a free emergency preparedness coloring book and crayons and visit the following websites for child friendly disaster preparedness activities and information.
Florida’s Division of Emergency Management / Kids Get a Plan (fun interactive website)
Sesame Street’s Let’s Get Ready Toolkit (free downloadable PDFs)
Mighty Kids Media – Danger Rangers (fun interactive website)