The Kids Triple Zero website has an assortment of 10 short games and interactive scenarios for kid, to help teach them how to use 000 to contact emergency services.
It focuses on how to call 000 and which emergency service to ask for. It gives different simple scenarios for either fire, medical, or criminal events and gets the child to select which emergency department to ask the operator for. Fire, Ambulance or Police. It also covers things like what information to give the operator, fire safety tips, what the difference is between a big or a small emergency and explains why not to call unless there is a real emergency. There are also safety tips like fire evacuation plans and looking both ways before crossing the road.
I went on this site with my four year old and helped her control the mouse, explained the things she didn't understand read the scenarios along with her . After playing for about half an hour she could tell me what kind of emergency you call 000 for and also what department to ask for. She loved doing it because it was a game for her and she enjoyed the learning experience. I'm not sure if it would hold the attention of older children over eight or nine and my four year old definitely needed my help to get the most out of it.
I think this site is a great tool for parents to use with their kids to teach them the importance of and how to use our emergency services. It also served as a reminder to me to teach my kids about what to do in case of a fire and to have an emergency evacuation plan in place. I will definitely be using this website again in the future with my kids.
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