There are many options to choose from when it comes to providing PSHE First Aid lessons for your children, such as a local nurse, fire service, or local HSE First Aid at Work organisation. But, are these lessons delivered in a fun and engaging way, and is the content included relevant to children?
Here's 5 reasons why Children should have First Aid lessons that are designed specially for them:
1. Age-appropriate learning: Children have unique physical, emotional, and cognitive development stages. First aid lessons which have been designed especially for children take into account their developmental abilities, including their understanding of concepts, attention span, and motor skills. The content is presented in a manner that is more relatable, engaging, and easier to comprehend for children.
2. Simplified language and techniques: Children may not have the same vocabulary and understanding of medical terminology as adults. First aid lessons created for children use simplified language and explanations that are more suitable for their age group. The techniques and skills taught are adapted to their physical capabilities, ensuring they can apply them effectively in an emergency situation.
3. Child-specific injuries and illnesses: Children are more prone to certain types of injuries and illnesses that may differ from those commonly encountered by adults. First aid lessons for children focus on addressing issues such as choking, falls, burns, cuts, poisoning, and allergic reactions that are more prevalent in their age group. By tailoring the content to their specific needs, children can learn how to respond appropriately to situations they are more likely to encounter.
4. Psychological preparation: First aid lessons designed for children take into account their emotional well-being during emergencies. They are taught not only physical techniques but also how to stay calm, seek help, and support others. Special attention is given to addressing children's fears and anxieties, ensuring they feel empowered and capable of taking appropriate action during an emergency.
5. Empowerment and confidence-building: Teaching children first aid skills using age-appropriate materials helps embed a sense of empowerment and confidence in their ability to help others in need. When children learn skills that are tailored to their capabilities, they are more likely to retain the knowledge and feel comfortable using it when necessary.
So overall, using First Aid lessons specifically created for children ensures that the information is relevant, understandable, and applicable to their unique needs and circumstances. It empowers them to be more prepared and capable of responding effectively in emergency situations, potentially saving lives and minimising harm.
How Resus Rangers can help your School:
The Resus Rangers are four little animated characters who will take your pupils on a journey to learn First Aid. We specialise in First Aid for Primary School children, using our skills and knowledge we have designed a programme which meets your statutory requirements to deliver First Aid to your pupils. We are the UK's only First Aid skills company which specialises in First Aid for children only, using a fully animated programme. Our multimedia programmes use animations, songs, rhymes, storytelling, and group activities. The programme is entirely child-centred and specifically for age groups from EYFS to Key Stage 2, making it ideal for building your spiral curriculum.