Down by the station – A Family Field Trip

Family Field Trip to The Fire Station


Every community has a fire station and they all offer chances for your child to learn about fire safety and test out the equipment, all you have to do is call your local station and ask. We went to Frisco Safety Town in Frisco , Texas while on vacation.

Here is Daddy and the little man checking out the inside of the Fire Engine

There is something magical about a steering wheel to a toddler. We tried to show him the equipment the fire fighters wear but all he wanted to do was drive the fire engine!

That is until he figured out he could play with the radio!

Song!

Click here for ” Hurry Hurry Drive the Firetruck”

Books!

There are a lot of books about fire fighters and fire engines out there, these are just two of many!



“The Little Fire Engine” by Lois Lenski is a simple little book about a fire engine that goes to put out fires. Nothing special but every time my son sees it at the library he won’t let it go. In 6 months we’ve taken it out 4 times. I think the bright retro illustrations ( it was originally published in the early 60′s) and the simple text is what makes it so appealing.


” Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms” by Christine Kole MacLean was disappointing. The illustrations are adorable but it seemed like the author was writing the book more for moms to read than for kids . While some books successfully entertain both parents and children , this one wasn’t very entertaining for anyone. I really wanted to like it, and maybe you will but I won’t be adding it to any must read lists any time soon.

Additional Resources

Here are a few online resources for fire safety:

www.firesafety.gov

www.firesafetyforkids.org

www.sparky.org




Comments

  1. Carrie says

    The key to "Even Firefighters Hug their Moms" is to REALLY act out the sounds. My daughter adores the helicopter and ambulance sounds. We read the book at least 3Xs a day!

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