I think it’s safe to say that every single parent worries about the safety of their children… at all times! I certainly do, which is why I LOVE being introduced to educational/informative materials for teaching children what to do in potentially dangerous situations.
Most recently, these SparkySchoolhouse.org fire safety videos came my way. I remember a friend telling me that, after a visit to a firestation with her toddler, she had learned that one of the biggest ‘issues’ with young children when there is a fire in their home is that they hide, instead of exiting the building. The National Fire Protection Association created these catchy videos to instruct children (in easy steps) what to do in the case of a fire.
(for kids in grades Pre-K and grade 1)
Little Rosalie helps break down the fire safety rules in 4 easy to remember steps:
- Get up and walk – don’t run (but you should walk briskly)!
- Know two ways out of every room!
- Get yourself outside quickly!
- Go to your outside meeting place with your family!
Watch this video with your wee one and you’ll both be dancing in your chairs to the high energy tunes!
What’s That Sound?
(for kids in grades 2-3)
This video is for children who are a little older (grades 2/3). It sends the same message as Little Rosalie by encouraging kids to follow 3 easy steps when they hear the beeping of their smoke alarm:
- What’s that sound? Don’t be alarmed!
- Find 2 ways out!
- Move your feet!
In addition to these great videos, on the Sparky Schoolhouse website, you’ll also find smartphone apps, parent printables, and an eBook to download.
Follow the links to either the “Little Rosalie” or the “What’s That Sound?” video (above) and watch with your child. Leave a comment below telling us what your favourite part of the video was for your chance to win a $10 Starbucks gift card. Contest is open to Canadian residents and the winner will be drawn on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
Enjoy and good luck!