Kids are not always aware of how to act in the case of an emergency. Panicking too much could cause a child to become paralyzed and not escape in a timely fashion while casually thinking about a fire emergency could lead the child not to understand the severity of a fire emergency. Therefore, the discussion of fire safety should be strategic and handled gently. You don’t want to scare your child, but still, they need to know when danger is evident. There are ways to discuss fire safety with children adequately. Keep reading to learn how to teach your children about fire safety.
Balance Serious Discussions and Playtime
You should indeed have a few serious discussions about fire safety with your child. However, the beauty of incorporating a fire safety plan into playtime is that kids learn naturally through play. What this means is that fire safety precautions have the possibility of being embedded. Think about the shows that your children love to watch and how often they repeat a specific catchphrase or have learned how to count or all about colors through watching the show. The same concept is applicable here. Fire safety planning can be fun, creative, and taken seriously.
Teach Your Kids How to Escape
When it comes to fire safety, there should be at least two ways that you can escape from each room in your home. Teach your child two ways in which they can exit their room. Make sure to place escape ladders and ropes near balconies and windows. Most importantly, make sure that your windows have easy access. If a fire emergency were to happen, it would be horrible not to be able to open a window.
Make Sure A Smoke Detector is In Your Home
Make sure that your smoke detector doesn’t need a battery replacement. A loud smoke alarm will alert your child to danger. Not only do you want your child (and everyone in your home) to hear the detector but make sure to explain the meaning behind the sound. Explain that the loud piercing sound is necessary for saving their lives if it causes them anxiety.
- Simulate fire emergencies to see if your child knows what to do
- Teach your child about stop, drop, and roll
- Teach your child not to open hot doors
- Teach your child how to call 911
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