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Teach Your Kids Fire Safety with Sparky

Fire safety is something none of us can afford to be cavalier about. It's our responsibility as parents to make sure that this topic is one that our kids are clear on. Now is the time to have a safety discussion and make sure your entire family knows what your emergency plan is. Not later...Now! Get ready to plan that family safety meeting!

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While fire safety might not immediately spark your kiddo's interest, thankfully there is a tool out there that will actually make the subject FUN to learn about! Enter the Sparky and the Case of the Missing Fire Alarms app. My six year old son and I had the chance to play around with this adorable app recently and, I must say, I love it for so many reasons and so does my favorite little guy. Seeing him cheer out loud when he advanced to the next level was priceless. A few of the things that struck me most about this app were...

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1. The graphics are darling. What little one wouldn't love watching the capers of a cute cartoon pup rockin' a fireman's hat? And all they have to do is tap on the characters to initiate animation. I found that this thoroughly encouraged engagement.

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2. The app not only educates kids about fire safety skills, but it's great for new readers as well. Before they play the game, kids can read and follow along with the story that's read out loud while each word being spoken is highlighted. My son is working on learning his sight words right now and you can bet that I'll be using this app as a learning tool to help him practice.

3. More learning...In order to advance to to the next level when playing the game, you must complete math problems. How great is it that so many educational components are built into this learning app along with the fire safety training?

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Head HERE to learn more from this pooch fire safety expert! You'll find apps, videos and even an ebook dedicated to fire safety! Now who's ready to have that family safety meeting?!? Come armed with fun tools like the ones Sparky.org has to offer and I just bet your kids will be on board for a little fire safety education sesh!

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