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Comforting a Child During A Spring Thunderstorm

Posted on 04-17-2015 | Kids R Kids Learning Academies of West Frisco & Legacy West

“April Showers bring May flowers!” Unfortunately, many preschool children are frightened by thunderstorms and springtime storms can usually pack quite a punch as the warmer air of summer pushes against the last cool fronts of winter. Rumbling thunder and illuminating lightning can easily unsettle a child, so what can you do to help?

1. Use it as a Learning Opportunity – No matter how old we are we usually experience more apprehension when dealing with circumstances we don’t understand. The same is very true for children. If your child is scared of the noisy thunder, spend some time researching exactly what it is that causes thunder to be so rumbly! The more a child understands, the less likely they will feel threatened by the loud noises.

2. Discuss Storm Safety – Just like understanding the mechanics of a thunderstorm can ease a child’s mind, so can having a plan. Routines and plans can make an unsettling situation more bearable so set one up for what your family will do during a storm. Also talk about how they can stay safe if they aren’t at home, if they’re outside during a storm etc.

The more you know, the more you grow! At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies of West Frisco and Legacy West we are passionate about providing each child with a safe and nurturing environment to develop a deeper understanding of the world around them. Contact us or stop by for a free tour of our facility, we’d be happy to show you around!

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