Sesame Street & DHS: “Let’s Get Ready!”

In September 2008 the Department of Homeland Security’s FEMA Ready Kids Campaign, in partnership with the Sesame Workshop, announced the release of their “Let’s Get Ready!” program on emergency preparedness for parents of young children. The goal is to help families plan for emergencies together through simple activities and games. Erin Streeter, Director of the Ready Campaign, explains that “‘Let’s Get Ready!’ gives parents the tools they need to talk to their young children in a very kid-friendly and non-threatening way and instill in them important information to help them deal with the unexpected.”

Click here to download and view the materials, and to access the information in Spanish.

Additionally, the FEMA Ready Kids page has a wealth of information for older kids and educators also.