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How Can You Teach Children about Disasters?

by Arun Malik Sharjah Indian School, Sharjah International Schoo

Disasters are unnerving—for youngsters and grown-ups the same. While setting up your kid for an emergency may appear to be overwhelming, it is imperative to enable your kid to have a sense of safety during crises while conceivably sparing her life. Discussing calamities in Schools in Sharjah before they occur and educating kids about how to keep themselves prepared can enable them to act properly in the midst of emergency.

Tips to talk to kids about disasters:

·         Explain Why. From the beginning, let kids know why it’s crucial to discuss about disasters. For instance, “Today, we are going to discuss emergencies so we can prepare and practice. This way, when or if an emergency occurs, we comprehend what to do to stay safe.” Repeat the same activity of safety and health through the discussion, staying positive and on topic.

·         Be Open. Give kids information that is clear, precise and age appropriate. Avoid lying. The fact is that disasters are hazardous and individuals could pass on, however, don't set your focus on destruction. Don’t give information by going deep or graphic examples that will befuddle or upset kids. Keep in mind, you're there to enable your kid stay safe. Discover what he knows and comprehends about various disasters before reacting to his questions. This will ease his misery and clear up perplexity.

·         Listen. You can comprehend what your kid definitely knows and has to think about disasters by just listening to her. Carefully, listen to her ideas and answers. Allow her to express her feelings in a secure atmosphere. A right way to do this is through reading emergency-themed storybook. While reading, kids can react to the character’s experience as well as knowledge instead of their own.

·         Be Reassuring. Kids may experience anxiety while they do not comprehend what they see to be risky. Let your kid know that disasters are terrifying and it’s okay to be nervous when thinking about emergencies. Tell him that you're discussing disasters so that he can comprehend what to do. Reassure him that during a crisis, many caring adults involving teachers, parents, and different caregivers will be attempting to protect him.

·         Focus on the Learning. Kids are interested and love learning new things through activities, play, and reading. Before giving importance to destructive nature of disasters, focus on educating kids what disasters are from an exploratory, educational perspective. Convert the conversation into lessons about meteorology, science or first responders to make emergency preparation a learning experience.

·         Find People Who Can Help. When disasters hit, let your little one understand that there are various helpers who can reach fast— people on call, police and emergency medical services panel will work to secure him. Use this as a lesson in compassion as you show your child the importance of helping others who are facing crisis.

Disasters can occur anytime anywhere, so we should be prepared for everything. At ASPAM IIS, Sharjah Indian School, Kindergarten Department focused on familiarizing their students with disasters and learning the approaches to prepare on what to do before, during, and after every calamity. A Disaster Supplies Kit was also introduced to the students in the assembly. Teacher your kids too so he should be well-prepare.


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About Arun Malik Freshman   Sharjah Indian School, Sharjah International Schoo

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