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It’s September, it’s Autumn (my FAVORITE season), AND it’s National Preparedness Month 2014! Not only that, on September 30 it will be the National Prepareathon when FEMA, the CDC, the government, the Red Cross and others would like to see us STOP and TALK about getting prepared in case of a natural disaster, national emergency, or terrorism. Not a fun subject, I know, but a vital one for all of us, including our kids and grandkids.
Now before I show you something really cute for kids, I want to remind all of us – as grandparents, it’s ALWAYS wise to check with the parents first before warning grandkids about scary things. They often know of problems like night terrors that might require a more cautious way of sharing things. For that matter, we grandparents have such a grand impact on our grands, something can sometimes seem more scary if we talk about it than if the parents talk about it. So show this to your kids first, get their blessing – hopefully, and then have fun sharing this. It’s really cute, while making an important point. 🙂
Wasn’t that fun! I must admit, I wanted more. Hmmmmm, I wonder if there’s a full-length version in the works. It wouldn’t surprise me. And that’s not all! They have a whole site dedicated to emergency preparation tips for kids and grandkids, including an intriguing looking game – FEMA for KIDS . I’ll have to show that to my grandkids next time we get together.
In the meantime, have a great week enjoying fall foliage (or as we like to say – enjoy the autumn ballet), while reminding our kids and grandkids to practice safety here and there. 🙂