What are recommendations for children in an emergency situation? Page ContentBefore an emergencyTeach your child how to recognize dangerous situations and how and when to call for help.Learn about disaster plans at your child's daycare or school and other places where your family spends time, such as your local recreation centre or arena.During an emergencyOne 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.After an emergencyEncourage children to talk about their feelings and questions surrounding the situation.Include children in the recovery after the disaster. Assign tasks for clean-up that are appropriate to the child's age and skill level.