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January 8, 2013 > Learn not to burn again

Learn not to burn again

Submitted By Lorraine Carli

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recently updated its award-winning "Learn Not to Burn" (LNTB) preschool program, which teaches young children about fire safety.

Updates to LNTB feature revised teacher lesson plans and parent/caregiver home link activities. Also, the program's songs, which were originally recorded by Jim Post, now include singer and musician, Dante Ware, who has joined Jim in singing and performing many of the songs.

"Because children ages five and under are among those at greatest risk to fire, it's critical to teach them how to identify risks and protect themselves," said Sharon Gamache, NFPA's program director of Public Education. "Kids are also wonderful ambassadors of information and do a great job of bringing home the fire safety messages they've learned, which can make a significant impact on entire households."

Primarily taught in schools, LNTB's program lessons are most appropriate for four- and five-year-olds, but can be used for Kindergarten children, too.

Released one at a time, the updated LNTB lesson plans and songs will be free to download on NFPA's website. For more information about LNTB and other public safety initiatives, visit www.nfpa.org/education.

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