From earthquakes and hurricanes to wildfires and tsunamis, these Natural Disasters Books provide valuable insights into the science behind natural disasters, while also emphasizing the importance of preparedness, resilience and compassion.
These books are designed to educate and inform your young readers about the powerful forces of nature and the impact they can have on our world.
Whether your child has a budding interest in the Earth’s forces or wants to learn more about how communities come together in times of crisis, these books are an engaging and educational resource.
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How to Talk About Natural Disasters with Children
A natural disaster is a very big and powerful event that happens in nature. It can cause a lot of damage and can be very scary.
Natural disasters include things like earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, wildfires and tornadoes.
It’s important to remember to tell children that while natural disasters can be scary, there are ways we can prepare and stay safe.
People who study the weather and the earth can help us know when a natural disaster might happen, so we can be ready.
We can also have emergency plans and kits with important things like food, water and flashlights to use if a natural disaster does occur.
It’s also important to help each other during and after a natural disaster.
People come together to provide support, help rebuild homes and take care of those who are affected.
By working together and understanding what natural disasters are, we can be better prepared and stay safe.
Let’s embark on a journey of discovery and understanding as we explore the fascinating world of natural disasters!
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Lily and Niko's childcare class is at the elementary school science fair when a tornado warning happens. They learn how a tornado looks like an elephant trunk and sounds like a train. They also learn where they can go to be safe. When they find out the tornado damaged a neighbor's house, they come together to help in their own charming way.
Big or small, we are all vulnerable during traumatic times – but together, with love and creativity, we can weather any storm. That’s the inspiration behind The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm, a resource to help children talk about the “storms” in their own lives and to remind everyone to look for the helpers.
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Lily and Niko's childcare class is practicing for the Great ShakeOut™. They learn that the Great ShakeOut™helps prepare them for an earthquake. They learn the basics of what causes an earthquake, how it causes things to fall and break, and how it can sound like a really loud tummy rumble. They also learn where they can go and what they should to be safe inside buildings, outside, and in a car.
Wow! A snowstorm on a school day turns into a blizzard. Cody is afraid he could be stuck in school until summer! Bel the Weather Girl helps her friends understand what makes some snowstorms change into blizzards. Will the storm let up before school is out?
On August 25th, 2005, one of the deadliest and most destructive hurricanes in history hit the Gulf of Mexico. High winds and rain pummeled coastal communities, including the City of New Orleans, which was left under 15 feet of water in some areas after the levees burst.
Track this powerful storm from start to finish, from rescue efforts large and small to storm survivors’ tales of triumph.
Lily and Niko are at childcare when the weather changes and a thunderstorm strikes. One of the children's parents is a meteorologist and he talks with the children about thunderstorms. They learn about severe weather events like thunderstorms and what conditions these events can bring, like lightning, hail, and winds. They also learn what to do to stay safe.
Yikes! Grandpa tells Dylan and Bel the Weather Girl that he is tracking a tropical storm. They came to Florida for fun in the sun, not to get stuck in a hurricane! Bel explains the science behind the storm. Are the weekend plans ruined? Stay tuned, because every day is another weather day!
Get ready to discover the brave and heroic world of firefighters! This incredible book is designed for kids aged 4-7 who are interested in learning about the important work that firefighters do to keep us safe.
With its easy-to-understand text and captivating photos, young readers will learn about the different types of firefighters and the ways in which they help people during emergencies.
There has been little rainfall, and the land is dry. A drought has developed. Rivers and lakes dry up. Crops are ruined from lack of water. Learn ways to use less water and how to save the little water that you do have.
A light winter snow can quickly turn into a blizzard with high winds and whiteout conditions. Temperatures can drop and you don’t want to be stuck out in the cold. Find out how to stay safe during a blizzard and how to be prepared.
A storm is coming! How do people prepare? What supplies and tools do we need to survive? Find out how people prepare for all kinds of severe weather. From tornadoes to hurricanes and blizzards to floods, we can be ready for anything.