What is the fascination kids have with fire and fire trucks? I remember having a little fear and awe, always worried the trucks were headed towards my house. Whatever it is, the fascination hasn’t skipped Esmé.
We’ve been enjoying a DVD/book set put out by Marshall Publishing & Promotions, Inc. The DVD is chock full of songs and safety tips, and lots and lots of clips of fire trucks – all kinds – on the job. The book is a colorful complement to the DVD, once again loaded with a variety of fire photos and facts, including an overview of firefighting equipment, firehouse traditions, a history of fires and firefighting, and words to the songs on the DVD.
SAVE BIG! GET BOTH THE 128 PAGE FOUR COLOR AWARD-WINNING FIRETRUCKS and FIREFIGHTERS BOOK PLUS THE LOTS and LOTS OF FIRE SONGS and SAFETY TIPS DVD! Big Pictures, fun songs - a great deal for anyone who loves firetrucks and firefighting! Fun learning fire safety in home or school! All Ages!
Recommended Age: Ages 4-10
For More Info: www.firesafetysongs.com
Price: $49.90; web sale for $29.95
AND here’s a special coupon code for you! Enter TOSF1 at checkout, and you’ll get this for $19.95 (plus S&H)
To Purchase: Marshall Publishing & Promotions, Inc.
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Esmé’s Synopsis: My favorite song is 911! This is because I can learn what to do when our house is on fire. These are the fire safety rules:
- Never play with mattresses.
- When you are on fire, stop playing. Drop and roll in a wet towel.
- Call 911.
- Set all mattresses up high so young kids can’t reach them.
- If there is a fire, feel the door. If it is hot, do not open it.
What Mom Liked:
- Safety tips. The DVD especially got my daughter thinking about what to do in the event of a fire. She’s totally a master of the Stop, Drop, and Roll technique now.
- Lots of variety. The book is loaded with facts and full-color pictures. I love the “Old Time Firefighter’s Alphabet.” You could easily use this as the basis of a full unit study, with fire science, history, literature, museum field trip, and even recipes included in the book.
- Website references. Website references are given on both the DVD and to book if you are interested in doing extension activities.
- Humanitarian emphasis. Beyond the appeal of fires and fire trucks, there was a segment on the video that alluded to serving others – the heroism involved, not just for fire fighting, but in other occupations of service. I appreciated that.
What Mom Didn’t Like:
- Professional Quality. Both the DVD and the book seemed just a little sub-quality to me. The DVD had a great variety of clips, but the images weren’t crisp on our 54-inch screen, and there were no subtitles (always a downside for me). And the book’s full-color glossy layout was appealing, but the graphic design seemed a little amateurish. Let it be noted that this issue did not affect Esmé’s opinion of the product at all!