Ready.Gov Teaches Kids How To Prepare For Emergency Situations

By visiting ready.gov/kids, children can learn about emergency preparedness in a fun and interactive way.
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Kids, parents, and educators can all learn how to prepare themselves and their children for emergency situations by visiting ready.gov/kids. |Photo by Ready.gov/kids

When it comes to emergency situation, everyone should be prepared. That means kids too!

Emergency situations can be scary. But the more you know about them, the better you can deal with what comes your way – during and after.

By visiting ready.gov/kids, children can learn about emergency preparedness in a fun and interactive way.

The site has a number of games, such as the Disaster Master game, in which they can test their knowledge about different types of emergencies and how to handle them.

The next game, Build A Kit, gives kids a list of items that their families will need in different emergency situations and asks them to find these items in the different rooms of the game’s virtual home. If an item takes up too much space, requires electricity, is perishable or is simply unnecessary they will have to restart the level. If the items that they select are correct, they move on to the next level.

These games are a fun and effective way to teach kids how to prepare for emergency situations, whether they be natural disasters, extreme weather, or a house fire.

Parents are encouraged to visit the site with their children as well as sit down with the family and make a plan now so that you will know what to do, how to find each other, and how to communicate in an emergency.

To learn more visit ready.gov/kids.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has adopted and is using in commerce the characters (specifically Ray, Gayle, Misti, Sonny, and Raina) associated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Youth Preparedness Program.

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