It’s Fire Prevention Week.
Throughout this week at school, my sons have been learning some wonderful information, advice and tips on how to prevent fires in your home and how to protect your family against fires at homes. It’s something that is very important for them to know because it’s something that can happen at any given time, at any given home. Taking precautions and knowing what to do leads to safety for a family.
I’m going to be honest, even I get scared talking to my sons about potential fires in the home. When I was a little girl, I remember a house down the street caught on fire and it terrified me. Fortunately nobody was hurt, but the house was ruined and needed to be rebuilt. That image of the house burnt down is an image I’ll never forget. It was very scary. My parents were very vigilant about fire safety and fire prevention in our home after that incident, so I truly have embraced this with my own family.
If you’re looking for great ways to share tips and information with your kids, in a fun way, you need to check out WeAreTeachers.com and the non-profit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)’s resource for kids, Sparky.org. The reason I love this resource is because I don’t want to scare my kids about fire safety, and Sparky.org helps them understand and learn in a wonderful way, without scaring them.
And! I’m happy to share that Sparky.org just launched a free fire prevention app for young elementary school students called: Sparky & The Case of the Missing Smoke Alarms.
Through the adorable Sparky the Fire Dog and his friends, as well as real-life stories and interactive games, kids will learn important fire-safety messages to keep their families safe. The mobile app is targeted at kids age kindergarten and up and is packed with animation and games, and fire-safety facts.
So what kind of fun will your kids have with the app, all while they are learning?
– Learn about the importance of working smoke alarms, what to do when the smoke alarm sounds and escape planning.
This is something that is a very good conversation starter for moms and dads. It’s something that isn’t always easy to talk about, but this app really does allow it to come up in a normal conversation. Talk about the plan you would take in your house. Even draw out some exit plans and strategies.
– They can sing and dance along to the music video starring Recess Monkey!
– They can play the interactive game, collecting batteries to power up and smoke alarms to complete each level, and then solve a math problem to move onto the next level. Believe me, this is addicting this game!
– They can read the story with you and ask questions and add their own insights.
I strongly recommend downloading this free app.
Even before Fire Prevention Week, it’s beyond important for your family to have this discussion and for your children to know safety tips and advice.
BRAVO to Safety.Org for creating this!
Disclosure: Sponsored posting. All opinions are 100% my own.