Trying to understand a hurricane is tough for even the most seasoned meteorologists.
That makes big storms like hurricanes really tough to explain to kids.
Here are some great websites which help do just that:
#1 – FEMA For Kids is one of the best. With games to play, colorful characters to follow and easy to understand explanations, your kids will come away with a better understanding of Mother Nature’s biggest storms: hurricanes.
#2 – Weather Wiz Kids is geared toward slightly older kids and goes a bit deeper into its explanations of hurricanes, how they form, and what kind of problems they can cause.
#3 – The University Corporation For Atmospheric Research has a “Web Weather For Kids” site. This is a great place to learn the basics about a hurricane.
#4 – The National Weather Service page for kids is a great page worth taking a look at. Check out “Owlie Skywarn” in action – helping kids get ready for a hurricane.
In this video, Typhoon Tom and Stormy help explain hurricanes for kids:
Here’s another helpful video — that’s in the form of a cartoon — to help kids understand hurricanes: