Preparing for an emergency can be a trying time for children, especially young children. Allow your children to be part of the family preparation. It can help them to relax by being part of the process.
If you are going to stay home during an event or go to a shelter, let them pack something personal like their own personal comfort pack! They can include a favorite book, stuffed animal, toy, coloring and activity books, or other things that will help them feel calm and comfortable during an emergency.
Fun Ways for Children to Learn to be Prepared
Help your children learn in a fun way what to expect and how to be part of the preparedness for storms like hurricanes and public health emergencies with some of the great links below.