How To Explain A Hurricane To Kids: 4 Great Resources That Help Kids Understand Hurricanes

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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.

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Today, we’re going to help you find the right words to explain a hurricane to your child…

 

What Is A Hurricane?

These are the best weather websites and videos that specialize in using easy-to-understand language to describe hurricanes:

#1 – Ready: A National Public Service Campaign covers the basic do’s and don’ts regarding hurricane safety and important words that all children should know.

#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 maintains this Web Weather For Kids page where the following things are explained: Where hurricanes form, What a hurricane needs to survive, Hurricane strength, Storm surge, Impact of a hurricane, and excellent Hurricane safety tips.

#4 – Earth Science For Kids explains hurricanes in depth, including these topics: What is a hurricane? When do hurricanes occur? How do hurricanes form? What are the parts of a hurricane? Are hurricanes dangerous? How are hurricanes named?

In this video, Typhoon Tom and Stormy help explain hurricanes for kids:

 

This cartoon video helps young kids understand hurricanes: