Opportunities for Kids
- Ready Kids is a tool to help parents and teachers educate children in
grades 4-5 about emergencies and how they can help get their family prepared. Ready
Kids is part of the U.S. Deparment of Homeland Security's Ready campaign, a national
public service advertising campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to
prepare for and respond to natural disasters, potential terrorist attacks and other
emergencies. The Ready Kids web site features age-appropriate, step-by-step
instructions on what families can do to be better prepared and the role kids
can play in this effort.
- The Ready Campaign in partnership with the Ad Council and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization
behind Sesame Street, have launched “Let's Get Ready! Planning Together for Emergencies.” This
bi-lingual (English/Spanish) multimedia initiative helps families with young children between the
ages of two and five prepare for an emergency with basic information and ways in which they can best
respond to an emergency. The Let's Get Ready! kit helps adults explain to young children various ways
they can be physically and emotionally prepared for an emergency. Along with their Sesame Street
friends, families and their children can use everyday moments to plan for an emergency. This resource
includes a parent/caregiver magazine, a children's activity book, and a video starring the Sesame
Street Muppets in an engaging story about emergency preparedness.
- McGruff.org - Crime prevention activities and more
- Sesame Street Fire Safety Program for preschool children. More than half of child fire deaths are among children age four or younger – making them an important audience for fire prevention and education.