As a radical way to make children aware about various emergencies, particularly fire emergencies, preschool students at Kangaroo Kids Kandivali (E) were taught of the importance of fire safety. 20 students aged 3-5 years were explained what an ‘emergency’ was through role play and picture cards depicting various situations. They were further told about what they could do when a fire erupted in their house etc. They were also guided to dial ‘101’ if there was a fire emergency and shared the details they would need to provide.
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India., January 21, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) - As a radical way to make aware children about various emergencies, particularly fire emergencies, preschool students at Kangaroo Kids Kandivali (E) were taught of the importance of fire safety and what they could do during a fire emergency. Twenty students aged 3-5 years were explained what an ‘emergency’ was through role play and picture cards by depicting various situations. They were further told about what they could do when a fire erupted in their house etc. They were also guided to dial ‘101’ if there was a fire emergency and shared the details they would need to provide.
Kusum Kanwar, Director of Kangaroo Kids Learning Systems, (KKLS) Kandivali (E), and an eminent K-12 educator and strategist with over two decades experience in K-12 education said, “We often undermine the capability of children to handle emergencies and this when fire is one of the commonest causes of injury among children. Hence it is critical that children are made aware at earliest and such concepts must be reinforced in a clear way without inducing alarm or fear among children – this is challenging undoubtedly but needs to be done. At KKLS, we place utmost importance to the holistic development of the child and such pioneering thought processes have always set us apart.”
Children were shown pictures of firefighters and given various examples and scenarios. Since the students were so young, they were also taught how to identify an emergency from one which wasn’t. They were also shown the picture and toy models of a fire engine, firemen etc. They were asked then to dial ‘101’ in case of any such emergencies – this they were taught through cue cards and were also taught that the number should be used judiciously and after telling a parent/elder if there was one around.
Students were also told to follow some basic precautionary measures to avoid mishaps in a calm way through role play. At the end, older kids were also shown how to administer basic first aid and simple steps like if they saw someone on fire, they could ask them to drop to the ground and roll.
“Children, like adults, will react differently to emergencies but studies have shown that they are equipped to show great presence of mind.
Most of them are very receptive to our program on teaching them about safety and emergency and even discuss the same with their parents later. Even parents must be aware of basic precautionary measures and converse with their children on how to tackle basic emergencies,” says Kusum.
KKLS conducts such emergency education twice a year to reinforce the concepts among such young children.
For further information contact : Radhika Nanda, CEO, KKLS Contact No. - 9769118333
Preschool, Education, Mumbai
4, Gokul Concorde, Dattani park, thakur village, kandivali east, mumbai 400101
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