Fire safety

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Oct 082013

All the classrooms at Noah’s Ark are discussing Fire Safety during the month of October.  I wanted to share some infomation from an article from NAEYC.

Young children have a very poor understanding of the risks posed by fire, they associate fire with food, comfort, and fun.  Young children lack the cognitive abiblities to understand that a tiny flame can become a blaze that burns down a whole house.  The challenge of keeping young children from indulging in fire play is complicated by adult perceptions and actions.   Children must be taught what to do if they do come across matches/lighter materials. (We teach the children they need to inform an adult about the matches/lighter and do NOT touch it at all-only adults touch those objects).