July 7, 2014

Entertaining the Kids During an Emergency #PrepWithPower and Duracell #Shop


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Living in Southern California, I will most likely never experience the destruction that a hurricane or tornado can bring. But, I do have to be prepared because where I live, an earthquake can hit at any time of any day. It is something we never want to experience, let alone even think of. But part of being a parent and being responsible for little ones, is planning and being prepared. Keep reading to see how I #PrepWithPower and Duracell batteries in case of emergency. 

Recently my girls experienced their first small earthquake. Luckily, it wasn't big enough to really scare them, but just give them a little taste. After the recent earthquakes, we started to get our emergency kit together. We put together all of the necessities: bottled water, a first aid kit, non-perishable foods, flash lights, and of course batteries. But as we talked with my daughters about being prepared, they wondered about their toys. They wanted to put their favorite stuffed animal and some toys in our kit. Of course, that only lasted until we put the kit away, then they missed their toys too much. But that got me thinking. We really should put a kids emergency kit together for them. A devastating earthquake is going to be traumatic enough without having access to some entertainment. 
At first I started to gather some of their favorite books, board games, coloring books and crayons for their own kit. Then I realized, if I just keep their own stash of batteries with their toys, then they can play with some of their more entertaining and battery operated toys, like their Leap Pad, radio, and flashlights. 
Once we started preparing, we found the Duracell Rechargeable batteries and charger to be a great idea. This way, we can always have batteries charged and ready to go when we really need them. 
We found all of our batteries at the Power Center at Walmart. It was located in their very own central kiosk near the checkout stands. Perfect access for stocking up on your next trip. 
Flashlights are always fun when you are a kid. There are so many fun things to do with flashlights, playing hide and seek, shadow puppets, telling stories, or even reading a book under the covers. The possibilities of flashlight fun are endless, as long as you #PrepWithPower. I always go with Duracell Coppertop or Quantum batteries when my rechargeable Duracell batteries are charging. 
They really have no idea what kinds of devastation can come from a disaster like a big earthquake. I know that living in Southern California, they will experience a big one in their lifetime. As a parent, I would like to make that experience as less stressful as possible for them.

1 comment:

  1. What a great way to prepare your girls for a emergency. I love the idea of including some fun toys in a kit so that the kids can hopefully remain calm! #client

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