At Kool Kidz Mill Park keeping our children safe is an important part of being an Educator which is why we had Fire Fighter Aaron visit us to share with the children the dangers of fire and how to respond. When Aaron visited the kinder room, the butterfly children were very excited to join and participate. The children learnt about equipment and become familiar with what Fire Fighters wear and what they do. The children were even asked to count to 10 to see if Aaron can put his Fire Fighter suit on in time- Phew, lucky he did!
They were all prepared to block their ears as they also learnt about smoke detectors, their purpose and the sound it makes if it sensed smoke.
There was plenty of excitement in the room when the children participating in the ‘crawl low under smoke’ as they all had a turn crawling under the ‘get down low’ orange parachute. The children later participated in a colour, cut and match activity sheet and then proceeded outside to see Aarons white fire vehicle and to hear its siren go off.
This experience was a great way to show our young curious children the basic concepts of fire prevention and fire safety such as crawl when you see smoke, stop drop and roll and stay away from items that can cause fire.
Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
1.1 Children feel safe, secure, and supported
Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
2.1 Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation
Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another
Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators
5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes
KBC: The World & The Environment, Let’s Pretend, My Five Sense