This post is sponsored by NFPA, however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Hi friends! One word Fire! What if there is a fire? As an adult you know what to do, you know where to go, you know exactly how to handle things in case of a fire emergency. But what about your little ones? Do they know where to go? Do they know what to do? How will they handle things? All scary thoughts right? Well, today I have teamed up with National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) in partnership we WeAReTechers to bring you some tips on teaching your little ones about fire safety.
Fun Fact: did you know that October 4-10 is actually fire prevention week. Yes, an entire week dedicated to learning all we need to know about fire prevention. If you live in or near California these last few weeks you may have experienced a few fires firsthand. As the California Fires have been burning. I know here in our area we were about an hour away from some huge fires and let me tell you it was scary. The ashes outside, the orange air, and the smell caused Ivy and Aria to be curious and ask many questions. Now more than ever as parents it’s important that we educated our little ones all about fire safety.
National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA)
National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) is an organization that is the number one resource for information on fire, electrical, and related hazards for all. Their host website that goes by the name of Sparky.org was created for parents and little ones to have the resources they need to learn all about fire safety. The site created for a younger audience Pre-K through K-2, though there are materials for k-5 as well. On the site, you and your little ones can explore with Sparky the dog about all things fire safety. Everything from an ebook to how fires are be prevented can be found on there. You can also watch fun educational videos and download safety printables too. But the fun doesn’t stop there because you can download a handful of fun safety apps and play interactive games with Sparky right on your smartphone. Neat right?
I introduced my girls to Sparky and they just thought he was the cutest dog ever! (sorry to our pup Kobe). The three of us spent an entire afternoon learning about fire safety, going over our family’s plans, and even drawing some colorful photos of firemen and fire trucks. We played in Sparky’s Firehouse, fixed trucks, changed tires, and had so much together in the process.
The apps from a parent point of view were very helpful. I found that they not only kept my girl’s attention but also got them engaged more in learning. They were excited to learn all about being safe and couldn’t even wait to call their younger cousins and tell them what they learned. This gives me peace of mind and I really appreciate NFPA for that.
Fires don’t discriminate and anyone can be affected. Take charge, stay safe, and make sure your little ones do the same.! Thanks for reading along friends.
To learn more about fire safety, how to educate your little ones, resources, and of course visit Sparky click.
Educators (& non-educators) can also access Sparky School House here.