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Have you talked to your kids about fire safety recently? You’re not alone because I hardly ever talk about it. There’s just so much information, I’m not sure where to start. I had a brief discussion with Jaxson when he told me about his first fire drill at school. But that was it. Until now.
I introduced the kids to Sparky the Fire Dog, who teaches kids about fire safety in the Sparky’s Brain Busters (iOs & Amazon for Android). The app is a trivia game for the entire family created by National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Sparky and his friends quiz us with science, math, social studies, and fire safety. He makes learning about fire safety fun!
Bonus: Sparky’s Brain Busters app is free and has no in-app purchases!
Kids (and adults) can play solo or multi-player mode. For our first time, we chose solo and worked together to stump Sparky. To start, just create a profile. Jaxson used his photo as his avatar while Sophia chose a super cute cupcake.
Game play is straightforward and intuitive. Kids spin the wheel and answer a multiple choice question based on where the wheel lands. Jaxson is just starting to read, so his sister helped out by reading questions out loud. The questions are just challenging enough for Sophia, who is in fourth grade. (We helped out Jaxson a bit on the math questions.)
The kids had fun trying to stump Sparky. I liked the bits of trivia in during the transition between the wheel and the questions. This fact about Ben Franklin was good timing since we just went to Philadelphia over the weekend. I also enjoyed how the app allowed the kids to play so nicely together. No yelling or bickering. Whew!
Sparky’s Brain Buster can also keep the family entertained when you’re in a waiting room. Or waiting for your food at a restaurant. Multi-player mode allows family members to take turns and compete against each other. We even played it during our drive up to Philadelphia this weekend (except for the person driving, of course).
After you play the app, head to Sparky’s School House site for more fire safety tips, videos, and more. There’s even lesson plans with free printables for parents and teachers. Check out this Lauren Tarshsis video about the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
Talking about fire safety with your kids doesn’t have to be boring. Sparky’s Brain Busters makes it fun for kids to test their knowledge in a variety of subjects while learning about fire safety. Download it and give a try! It’s available on iTunes and Amazon for Android; and it’s FREE!
How do you talk to your kids about fire safety?