I’m not gonna lie. I’m a worrier. It’s silly, really, but I have to make myself chill out about the fact that three of our kiddos are now sleeping in the basement. Without us. They know fire safety. We’re equipped with large safety windows in their bedrooms. But still. (I would be a great candidate for the Family Bedroom if not for the fact that I like to sleep.) When I was asked to review the following fire safety videos, I saw it as yet another opportunity to make sure my kids are on board and educated.
It’s amazing to me how quickly children pick up the lyrics and tunes to new songs. Any songs, which makes me thing twice about what station the radio is turned to in the car. The advantage is that they can also soak up the good stuff. I used this strategy as a sixth grade teacher, and I know it works for my own kiddos, too.
My littles still enjoy the free Sparky the Fire Dog app we tried out in September, and now we can add a couple of music videos to our fire safety bag-o-tricks.
I thought Little Rosalie by Steve Songs started out pretty cheesy, but by the end and definitely during our second go around, I was humming along with the refrain, and if I didn’t know them before, I now know the 4 steps to fire safety. Ha!
I don’t think my big kids would admit to it, but What’s That Sound? by Recess Monkey is rather catchy, too. The main takeaway here is don’t hide from the beep beep beep of the smoke alarm! The thought of one of my kids hiding in a closet or something during a fire because they are scared… petrifies me. I want them to know that the loud beep is a good thing. It’s a warning. Get outta here!
Have a little fire safety dance party with your kids sometime. Watch the videos, sing along, and practice your family’s fire safety plan!
As a thank you to my readers for sharing the Fire Safety love, the National Fire Protection Association has a gift for one of you! To enter to win a $50 Amazon credit, simply tell me something about the videos. What was your favorite part? What did your kids learn? Do they have a favorite character? (Did they totally dance around and do the motions, or did they listen reluctantly with one eyebrow raised? I have both of those in my house! Ha!)
Giveaway ends Friday, March 28, at 11:59, CST. Winner will be randomly chosen and notified by email.
Disclosure: This post and giveaway are sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association and Sparky.org!