Resources for Children
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross provides access to a number of disaster related educational tools, resources, videos and brochures for children, including “Masters of Disaster”, a curriculum that can be used to teach students about disaster safety and “The Pillowcase Project.”
Disaster Hero is a free online game designed to teach children (grades 1 through 8), parents, and teachers/caregivers how to prepare for disasters. The overall goals are to ensure that players know what to do before, during, and after a disaster. (Sponsored by the American College of Emergency Physicians).
FEMA for Kids
This is an interactive website that helps children, parents and teachers learn about and cope with disasters/crises.
Sesame Street Workshop
Family preparedness is essential as communities work to ensure disaster readiness. Sesame Street has developed their “Let’s Get Ready! Planning Together for Emergencies” website to offer family friendly resources and tips on emergency preparedness. Bilingual materials (Spanish and English) are presented in an age-appropriate manner to help families with young children between the ages of two and five prepare for an emergency.