How do you explain earthquakes to preschoolers?

Yesterday, an earthquake struck Manila.

Thank God it was mild where we were and we didn’t even feel it.

KM was terrified, though, with the thought of the earthquake.  We discussed earthquakes in homeschooling a few months ago, when the Haiti tragedy happened.  I guess the pictures were still vivid in his mind and that the reality of it struck too close to home.

It took a lot of explanation and comforting words.  On the bright side, it gave us an opportunity to remind him about the virtues of prayer.

Maybe we can try the games in this site next time we discuss about earthquakes.

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