Teaching your kids about safety just got as easy as, “Stop, Drop, and Download!” That’s right-when it comes to learning about fire safety, there’s now an app for that! It’s designed especially for preschoolers and young children, but our whole family enjoyed it, and I know yours will, too! Did I mention it’s FREE?
The app is called Sparky and the Case of the Missing Smoke Alarms, and it’s a FREE tool from Sparky Schoolhouse, a resource of the National Fire Prevention Association.
The idea is to make learning interactive so that kids will actually remember the information and know what to do in an emergency (Brilliant, right)? It includes a combination of stories, games, and music from SFM favs, Recess Monkey! Yep-this is one hip safety lesson.
Both my boys LOVE nothing more than fiddling around on their dad’s phone, and Henry thought the whole thing was awesome. I loved seeing how engaged he was with the story, although the little game was his favorite part (naturally). Ready for the shocking confession? As we were playing with this app together, I realized that the smoke detector by our kitchen was disconnected. Can you guess why?? Yes, we also had a conversation about what you should REALLY do when you hear the smoke alarm- besides yelling, “Mom’s cooking. Can we get pizza?” What can I say? Don’t be me! If your kids aren’t… ‘ahem…quite as familiar with the sound of the smoke alarm, there is a super catchy song that explains what it is, and what you should do when you hear it!
Now, I know your life is super busy, but this is really one of those things to do now while you’re thinking about it. In addition to the app, the site also has great resources for teachers, homeschoolers, and parents. It’s packed with freebies including lesson plans, printables, guides for teachers (yes, it’s all aligned to core standards), handouts for parents, and much more. You can check it all out here.
To download Smokey and the Case of the Missing Smoke Alarms, just head here! It’s FREE (and totally priceless).
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post I was super proud to do on behalf of We Are Teachers for the NFPA/Sparky.org Fire Prevention Week app, Sparky and the Case of the Missing Smoke Alarms.