What should I do to teach my child about fire safety?
When a fire starts in your home (or any area) children are not familiar with the flames, this could be one of the most frightening experiences they go through and they have no idea how dire the situation could potentially be. Starting children at an age appropriate time where they can learn as to what, and what not to do, is a very good idea. There are kid-friendly books regarding fire safety. Starting there is good practice. Playing games. When you participate in an activity children have a much better chance at remembering what they did. Many ideas are on the internet about what activities you can choose without it being a scary subject. Practice is vital. Not all situations will be the same, but if they have a basic understanding of what to do, they have a better chance of not panicking and getting out safely. I taught my children to never go with a stranger! Children may hide for this reason. It is important to talk about who and in what situation they may allow themselves to accept the offer of help.