Child-Centered Homeschooling
 
Hurricane and fire season is upon us in Florida.  Now is the time to take a fresh look at safety and get prepared.  In addition, children need to be taught about fire, hurricane and tornado safety.  There are many good websites out there full of fun activities to make the learning fun and informative for the little ones.  Kids can get involved with making a list of items to keep on hand in case of an emergency.  They can draw maps to show the exits from the home and a meeting place for the family.

Hurricane season runs from June through November, so preparedness is key.  The time is now.  Fema has a wonderful website loaded with information for children on hurricane safety.  You can view it by clicking here.  On the site, kids can lean how to protect the home, pets, what to pack in a disaster kit and play games to name a few of the tools.  By getting the kids involved and informed, they will be less fearful and feel more prepared. With hurricanes come tornadoes.  Fema also has a page dedicated to tornado safety as well.  You can view it here.

It seems like there are fires all around those of us living in central Florida.  Flagler and Volusia counties have been hit especially hard lately.  With the fires threatening homes, this can be a very frightening time for children.  They need to learn how to react and how to prepare for fires.  Luckily, there are dozens of websites dedicated to fire safety for kids.  A few of them can be accessed by clicking the following:

From the CDC,

Fire safety for kids

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