Find advice and resources to help teach young children about emergencies.
Turtle Safe is an educational DVD that teaches preschool children what to do in an earthquake. We encourage teachers to hold practice drill with children so they are familiar with it.
We encourage teachers to talk to children about earthquakes to help reduce fear and anxiety. Encourage children to ask questions. Give them an opportunity to express their feelings by talking or drawing. Remind them that earthquakes can be frightening but that it will get better and there will be people around to help.
An earthquake is when the ground shakes because rocks deep under the ground are moving. When a big earthquake happens there may be a loud rumbling noise. Things can start falling down around you. It might also be hard to stand up. You have to act quickly and protect yourself from things that might fall on you.
Remember how a turtle gets into its shell to keep safe? Here’s what you can do.