One of the most important things to remember is that the way adults handle the situation during an emergency will determine, to a great extent, how their children will react. Stay calm and reassure children by talking with them openly and honestly about the situation.
Children respond well to familiarity. Practice your emergency evacuation plan twice a year. In the event of an emergency or evacuation, bring along a favourite toy or board game to provide comfort and entertainment.
Limit media coverage of the event that children are exposed to as this can increase anxiety.