There is a lot of information available to help teach kids about preparing for a disaster, staying safe when using the internet, learn about the weather, and how to handle an emergency situation. Check it out! Most importantly...have fun!
Helping Children Cope After a Disaster
Mental health plays an important role in physical health, school performance, behavior, and long-term quality of life. Therefore, it is important to keep children physically and mentally safe during and after a disaster. CDC has developed a Ready Wrigley book to help your child cope after a disaster.
Download and print your own copy here.
Prepare with Pedro: Disaster Preparedness Activity Book
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Red Cross have teamed up to introduce the Prepare with Pedro: Disaster Preparedness Activity Book. Prepare with Pedro is a fun new way for parents, teachers, and community leaders to talk about safety with young children.
The activity book features Red Cross character Pedro the Penguin, who demonstrates how to stay safe during a variety of natural hazards. The activity book is designed to be both educational and engaging for young children, offering safety advice alongside crosswords, coloring pages, matching games, and more.
Download and print your own copy here.
Or you can stop by our office! We have a copies in both English and Spanish!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, has a "Ready Wrigley" website
to help kids learn about various emergencies. Ready Wrigley has a mobile application, books, and checklists--all to teach children about what to do in emergency situations.
Developed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, NetSmartz® Workshop is an interactive, educational program about safe Internet usage for kids, tweens, teens, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. The program includes videos, games, activity cards, and presentations to keep people engaged while they learn how to stay safe and protect their loved ones. To access this resource, go to the NetSmartz Workshop website.
Ready Kids is a website packed with information and games to help kids and their families better prepare in the event of a disaster. Learn how to create an emergency kit, read the latest Ready Kids comic and meet the Mountain Lion Family to learn how they prepare for different situations. You can even graduate from Readiness U and get your very own certificate.
There are also resources for parents and teachers that can be used in the classroom or home.
Visit the website.
We have the Ready 2 Help card game in our office. We also have the Prepare with Pedro activity book in both English and Spanish.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration teamed up to create SciJinks, an interactive program that teaches middle and high school youth about weather, meteorology, and Earth science.
The program includes articles, weather-related stories, games for web and mobile, short videos, and downloadable activities. Click here to check it out.
Smokey the Bear
(also sometimes called Smokey the Bear
) is a mascot of the United States Forest Service. He was made to teach people that forest fires are dangerous and how people can prevent them. Smokey for Kids
is a great online tool to continue to teach kids how to prevent forest fires, or wildland fires in general through games and other activities.
Sparky the Fire Dog
Join Sparky as he takes you though his firehouse of fun to learn all about fire safety! Just like his good friend Smokey the Bear, he has been around for years teaching kids the importance of preventing fires! Check out the firehouse here!
Contact our office if you'd like Sparky to come visit the kids...He's starting to get restless from being quarantined!
Tommy the Turtle
Tommy the Turtle has several books out in regard to safety and the outdoors. The book we have in the office is Tornado Alert Don't get Hurt!
Join Tommy and his friend Buzz the Bee as they teach kids what to do and how to be prepared! Pick up your copy of Tornado Alert Don't get Hurt!
Tommy is getting anxious to come visit the kids at school. Please call our office to make arrangements!