Find advice and resources to help teach young children about emergencies.
Turtle Safe is an educational DVD developed specifically to teach preschool children what to do if they are inside or outdoors when an earthquake occurs. We encourage teachers to hold several practice drills with the children so they are familiar with the drill.
Turtle Safe is an educational DVD developed specifically to teach preschool children what to do if they are inside or outdoors when an earthquake occurs.
We encourage teachers to talk to children about earthquakes to help reduce fear and anxiety. Encourage children to ask questions and provide an opportunity for them to express their feelings by talking or drawing. Remind them that it can be a frightening experience for everyone 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 and 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 quickly gets into its shell to keep safe? Here’s what you can do.
Download and print the New Zealand ShakeOut colouring pages for kids.