Good Afternoon friends!
We had an awesome week at the Academy of Maryland Farms learning about farm animals and celebrating the week of the young child! As we are gearing up for the summer I have been reminded that the season for severe weather is upon us. At the Academy we have established plans on how we handle severe weather such as tornado warnings, watches, and severe thunderstorm warnings. This type of weather can often cause stress and anxiety in children, and they do not know how to handle these emotions. First and foremost it is important for your family to have a plan of action in the case of a tornado, and that your whole family knows where the safe location. Typically it is the smallest room at the center of the house, or the basement.
Now that you know everyone is safe, here are a few tips to help calm your little ones when the weather has them scared.