Earthquake! Hurricane! Flood! Oh my! FEMA for Kids can help.

August 24, 2011 at 9:21 am Leave a comment

FEMA for Kids, http://www.fema.gov/kids/, accessed August 24, 2011.

In light of yesterday’s earthquakes on the United States’ East and West Coasts, flooding in the Midwest, and Hurricane Irene barreling toward the Outer Banks and New York City, introducing children to FEMA may help allay some fears.

The site excels at providing facts, activities and games.  Additionally, there is a link for kids to see what other kids have to say about different kinds of disasters.  If knowledge is power, then children who use FEMA for Kids will be mighty powerful!  To prove their powers, FEMA offers a free Disaster Action Kids program with a certificate and receive special informational emails from FEMA.

The FEMA for Kids site offers links to free information from other government agencies; a Ready Kids program online; parent and teacher resources; and even information for preschoolers.

As a librarian, this is a site I would highlight on my children’s library website and include in homework help links.  Some of the games and activities are printable, so I would use this site to print activity pages that correspond to current “disaster” events locally or world-wide.

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