Thursday, September 15, 2016

Emergency Drills for small kids

Your country places a high value on practicing emergency drills for small kids?

Disasters will occur everywhere at any time in the world.

Japan is a no disaster country?  No, it is not!!

Japan is known as an earthquake-ridden country.

Actually, in Japan, we have “National Disaster Prevention Day” on September 1 and many evacuation drills are conducted around the day.

Therefore, Japanese people think learning how to deal with such a critical situation when a disaster occurs from early stage is very important.

Most of kindergartens and nursery schools in Japan practice such drills once in a month.

What kind of emergency training they hold?

Kids learn how to tackle an accident on 3 types of disasters; an earthquake, fire, and typhoon because they require different types of skills on each situation.

During emergency training of each disaster, they put on an emergency hat, make a line, follow what their teacher says and quickly move to emergency evacuation area.

Teachers often use a storybook for kids to learn the importance of the drill easily.

Continuing such trainings let them be able to handle any critical situation calmly and smoothly.

The most important thing is to minimize loses by disasters.

We need to create an environment of soothing calm no matter what the circumstances are.

Well, don’t you think it is the time to start learning what you need to do when a disaster occurs?