Emergency kits for kids

Seven's On Call with Dr. Jay Adlersberg
October 30, 2008 3:56:35 PM PDT
No one wants to think about it, but emergencies are part of life. There's new help for parents and teachers on how to prepare the youngest of children for emergencies.

The help comes from powerful groups, including the one children listen to the most.

The Sesame Street Muppets along with New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical College and the city's Office of Emergency Management are offering some free help on how to prepare their youngest children for emergencies.

Muppets like Grover command attention among kids. Grover came to the medical center on Thursday to help launch the new Sesame Street Emergency Planning Kits, which are free.

The kits came about because of necessity -- the realization that emergencies happen and even the youngest in our families can benefit from preparedness.

The materials, including a dvd, are also available in Spanish. They have been carefully designed for children ages two to five.

So how can you get one? The kits and the video can be downloaded easily by any parent or teacher.

Visit either of these websites for more information:

http://www.ready.gov/kids/sesame/index.html
http://www.sesameworkshop.org/initiatives/emotion/ready

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