Ready Kids

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Jean Armour Polly, Common Sense Media
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Readiness and emergency kits for kids.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the site is a little disjointed. Kids might like to read the "About the Mountain Lion Family" section before launching into the other parts of the site.

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What's it about?

The Department of Homeland Security offers a lesson in readiness based on the experiences of a family of anthropomorphic mountain lions who live a rustic lifestyle and like to be prepared. Kids follow the story as the lions create their family emergency kit. Next the lions make an emergency plan -- you can, too, since there's a downloadable \"Just in Case\" document for you to complete and keep with your kit. Step three is about knowing the facts. This section has a few paragraphs on safety during emergencies like tornados, earthquakes, and tsunamis. The last phase moves the metaphor to \"Readiness U\" and the need to graduate from it. Your performance on an eight-question quiz will determine whether you can download your diploma.

Is it any good?

The section for parents and teachers includes a very good collection of links to sites that not only give more readiness information, but also provide tips on coping with stress and fear. The beautiful illustrations on the site are by Betsy Baytos, whose credits include work on The Rescuers and Pete's Dragon films as well as product design work on the Coca-Cola polar bear characters.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about their own emergency plans, and create a family readiness kit. Why is it important to be prepared?

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