Preparing your kids for the Big One

Making earthquake preparation fun at the Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park


There’s something about being present in a simulated environment that makes it more memorable than than a book or video. I hesitate to describe it as “fun,” and I don’t want to come across as flippant or disrespectful, but the fact that it’s enjoyable — exciting even — is what I think makes it stick with the kids and help them recall it if ever needed. Moreover, this was the first time that my children and I went through these procedures together, rather than me at my office and them at their school.

Read the entire article at the Japan Times website.

Preparing your kids for the Big One   The Japan Times

About Jason A Jenkins

Writer, father and informavore, Jason likes working in, around and between Tokyo's creative forces. He is an avid fan of live music, carry-on luggage, people-watching and Taiwanese high-mountain oolong tea.
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