With Winter coming upon us, and the weather be oh so unpredictable. I thought it was a good time to send out some information to help keep your family safe in the case of an emergency. Nancy
You may be thinking why? What do we need to be bothered with a plan for? Simple answer is Family Safety.
Making a Plan:
- Talk about what might happen in your area: fire, blizzard, flood, etc.
- How would you find out about it?
- Do you know how to contact family members?
- What would you need if you cannot get out for a few days?
Building a Disaster Kit:
- 3 day supply of non-perishable food that does not require cooking* (unless you have a nonelectric cooking source)
- 3 day supply of water (1 gallon per person, per day) *Don’t forget pet needs.
- Portable, battery powered radio (have extra batteries)
- Flashlight (more batteries)
- First aid kit
- Phone that works if power is off
- a way to keep warm (sleeping bags, extra blankets, heavy outer clothes)
- 3 day supply of all medicines
- special items for infants (formula, diapers, etc)
Extra: gasoline (if you have generator and snowblower)
Be sure everyone knows where the kit is. Have it easily accessible. Check it regularly. There are many online sites with extension resources for disaster kit development. Maine Red Cross is just one of these.
Now what if you have to leave?
- pillows, blankets and snacks until shelter site is fully functioning
- financial papers, check books, credit cards, medication, identification, cash, etc. (*Reminder – if power is out that means gas stations down and no access to ATMs or banks for money)
- special needs of family members (*remember your pets)
- take extra food and water for pets
Phew!!! I am ready for a good night sleep. We had our annual Halloween party. It was a BLAST!! We had games, crafts, dancing, my daughter, she took over as Tigger this year, was a great DJ (and had amazing strobe light speakers),painting, eating and so much more. All the children were able to be here, which was GREAT!!! I was very happy about that.
I think you will be able to figure out who is who, haha.
Another great day at Lil’ Caboose. Please leave a comment, if you would like. I love to read them.
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My two year olds do a “Structured” curriculum each day then continue learning throughout the day. This is two days of them working on their projects. The first day we worked on the letter “E”, and made an “E”lephant project. They also worked on counting to two and did a Spider project with “Two” spiders on a web. The second day we worked on sizes, Largest to Smallest. We did two papers on that subject. The kids did a great job, and used a large variety of colors. Even my littlest, who is one, does pre-school with us (sort of).
There is also outside play. We did the parachute, made a fort over the climber, rode bikes/Toys, even had a Soccer player and a very young photographer. Two of the little ones enjoyed looking at themselves in the mirror as well.
We used many skills, from fine motor to large motor, listening, following directions and Learning, importance of play-even in learning, arts and crafts and more.
Another great day (or two days). I hope you enjoy the BLOG/photos. I would love any comments you have.