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Get Prepared: Kids

Preparing Kids for Emergencies
Children should know what to do in case of an emergency. Make them part of your household disaster plan.
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Ready New York: Kids' Guide & Coloring Book
OEM and the Department of Education have created a fun-filled, interactive guide for elementary school students. Guides are available in nine languages.
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Ready New York: Choose Your Own Path to Preparedness
The "Choose Your Own Path to Preparedness" storybooks lead young readers through a series of actions and allow them to pick what they would do to prepare for and respond to an emergency.
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Ready Kids Games

Ready Kids Games
Check out these Ready Kids games to learn about preparing for all types of emergencies. They are fun for kids of all ages.
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Ready Schools

Ready Schools
Ready Schools is a partnership between OEM and the Department of Education to bring emergency preparedness education to classrooms with fun and interactive learning.
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Watch the cartoons

Ready Kids Cartoons
OEM teamed up with campers at the Police Athletic League Beacon Summer Camp at the Goldie Maple Academy in the Rockaways to create two cartoons about emergency preparedness. The campers drew original cartoon characters, wrote scripts, and recorded voice-overs and songs for the cartoons.
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More Resources
Visit the Ready Sesame Workshop
Read the "Helping Children Cope With Disaster" brochure
Read "Making New Yorkers Stronger: Children" from NYC Deptartment of Health
Play a game with Sparky the Fire Dog
Visit DHS's Ready Kids program
Play games at Con Edison for Kids online
Visit the READY Classroom for teachers