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Emergency education for pre-schoolers

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Cheekiechick · 04/11/2010 14:59

Hi everyone
I would be grateful for a few minutes of your time to explain what my project is all about...... materialised when my daughter (aged 2 & a half) called 999 for me following an anaphylactic shock.

In the days that followed, my daughter Isabelle experienced her 5 minutes of fame! I was taken aback by comments made by the general public. As most parents do, I thought Isabelle was a bright child, but firmly believe children can be taught anything if you repeat it often enough to them. I do not consider my child to be a genius as one article kindly described her, just one who listens and absorbs information.

This made me consider how wonderful it would be if all young children could be educated about emergency situations. To simply learn their full name, age and address as early as possible is highly beneficial to themselves, to help saves someone?s life is truly amazing.

I have no doubt there are many people in the country who suffer from an illness or acute condition which could require emergency care. Diabetics and epileptics are just a couple to mention, and a common condition. If, like I was, you were at home with only your young children, you may be relying on them for assistance one day. It would be tragic if parents had not considered teaching their children a basic emergency response simply because they considered them too young to understand, or incapable of doing so. My daughter is living proof! It is because of this I have written four children's books (currently with Publishers) targeted at pre-school children. The stories are based on a brother and sister who find themselves in various predicaments and what course of action they take. My DH and I are supporters of Help For Heroes. This charity does fantastic work with our service personnel and their families. We will therefore be fundraising to support this wonderful charity.

Please feel free to view the website and help me to encourage other parents to do the same. For those on Face Book 'Izzy and Ollie' is the page with all the relevant information on, please click 'like' if you did, so I have an idea of how many people have visited! Thank you in advance for any assistance you can offer.

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topiarygal · 08/11/2010 20:44

Thanks Jo - looks great!!

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