Sparky the Fire Dog is at it again! You can download the printable Halloween fire-safety graphic by visiting Sparky's parent page. Just click on the link!
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything
When my oldest two girls were little, I would take them to different storytimes around the city. I remember well, the day we went to Borders Bookstore for storytime, back when there was a Borders Bookstore. My littles settled in to hear stories read by the wonderful storyteller about fall and Halloween. When she pulled out The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams and started to read the story, my daughters became entranced. Like many storytellers, she used a variety of voices and sound effects to accent her story, but she added a little something more... intrigue and enthusiasm. My girls LOVED the sound effects of the book and the repetition. They loved that they could engage and were encouraged to join in the storytelling by making the sound effects, as well.. Now, many years later, October can not end in our house until we have read this little book through from beginning to end at least a half dozen times.
Take a minute and use the QR code at right to take a peek at and enjoy a special fall reading memory from our home to yours. I hope that your family loves it as much as mine does.
Check out some fun activities to go along with the book!
We continue to observe National Fire Prevention Month throughout the month of October.
Please remember that many home fires are preventable. Follow these Key Fire Safety Tips provided by the NFPA to minimize your family's fire risk:
Did you enjoy that last Sparky the Fire Dog® video? Learn more about Sparky and his role with the NFPA and watch more of his safety videos by visiting Sparky's School House. Be sure to click "Preschool" where you choose grade level. You can also keep up with Sparky by following him on Facebook.
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK 2015
Fire Prevention Week for 2015 began October 4th and runs through October 10th. Each year, The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) selects a "key message". For 2015, the key message is about the importance of smoke alarm location. More than half of all fire deaths occur during sleeping hours, while only about 20% of home fire actually occur during those hours, so it is extremely important that all homes have a working smoke alarm in each bedroom. If you are unsure of the steps necessary to install a smoke alarm, visit this site for details on the proper installation and maintennance of smoke alarms. Smoke alarms cut the risk of death in a house fire in HALF!
Follow the links below to learn some Fire Safety Facts, play some Fire Safety Games, Watch a Fire Safety Video featuring Sparky the Fire Dog®, or to test your Fire Safety Knowledge.
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