Sunday, October 4, 2009

Reference Sunday: Fire Prevention Week

When I was working in the bookstore I always tried to follow what was going on in the world as a way to tie in books to any event. I not only looked to the news but I looked to teachers, many of whom worked for me, to give me ideas for storytimes and displays.

Every year one of the biggest events was always Fire Prevention Week. We would plan storytimes and even visits with local firefighters. All our displays would feature books dealing with either fire safety or firemen and fire trucks. So here are some books that might help you teach your child about fire safety while still being a good read.

No Dragons for Tea: Fire Safety for Kids by Jean Pendziwol
Stop, Drop & Roll by Margery Cuyler
Arthur's Fire Drill by Marc Brown
Clifford the Firehouse Dog by Norman Bridwell
Big Frank's Fire Truck by Leslie McGuire
Fire!Fire! by Gail Gibbons

This is also a good week to review with your children what to do in case of a fire. How to evacuate the house and how to call 911. We all want our children to be safe and this week is a good way to remind us how to do it. Have a great week!

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