Welcome to Sparky's fire-safety storybook app and eBook. Through real-life stories and interactive games, kids can learn important fire-safety messages to keep their families safe. Our mobile app, for grades Prek-2, is packed with animation and games, while our eBook, for grades 3-5, mixes fire-safety messaging with fascinating stories of courage, quick-witted kids, science facts, and more.

The Case of the Missing Smoke Alarms

Help Sparky the Fire Dog and his pals solve a mystery! Sparky and his friends stop by Aunt Dottie’s house to pick up items for the grand opening party of her Best Beepers Smoke Alarm Factory, but when they arrive, they spot a strange character sneaking away with a big bag. Who is he and what was in the bag?

Children and parents will love to read along and solve the mystery while learning key fire-safety messages. Plus, discover new interactions on every page! Kids can choose narrated and highlighted text or click the mute button for read-to-myself mode, helping emerging readers and strong readers alike.

Learn about the importance of working smoke alarms, what to do when the smoke alarm sounds and escape planning.Guided questions encourage kids and parents to discuss and think about the story. Dance along to the music video starring Recess Monkey. Play the interactive game, collect batteries to power up and smoke alarms to complete each level, and then solve a math problem to move onto the next level.

Ages 6-10

Sparky's Birthday Surprise

It's Sparky the Fire Dog's birthday, and his friends are planning a surprise party. While enjoying this interactive, animated story, kids will learn what to do if the smoke alarm sounds, how to exit the house safely, and choose an Outside Meeting Place for their family.  Sparky's Birthday Surprise is filled with games, activities, coloring pages, and even a sing-a-long. Download app for free!

Teachers: This app is aligned to Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Math.

 

Ages 3-7

Sparky's Match Game

In this fun and original FREE app, children are shown by Sparky the Fire Dog himself what a smoke alarm looks like. They will learn the sound a smoke alarm makes, and what to do when they hear that sound. The app, designed for children ages three to five, combines a fun matching game with learning about smoke alarms. This message is especially important to small children, who may not recognize the sound or are unaware that hearing a smoke alarm means get outside and stay outside.

Ages 3-5

Rescue Dogs, Firefighting Heroes, and Science Facts

In this free eBook, kids will be captivated by the adventures of rescue dog The Black Pearl, learn about the science behind fires and smoke alarms, and read the story of a real-life "superhero" kid who protected his family from fire.

Teachers: this eBook reinforces fire-safety messages with students while building critical skills in reading comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, and more. Aligns to Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science through a combination of nonfiction, fictional stories, scientific diagrams, and poetry.

 

Ages 7-12

Teachers

Sparkyschoolhouse.org features interactive whiteboard lessons on fire safety, addressing phonics, math, and reading comprehension. The website also includes a teacher/parent guide with discussion questions and additional activities, all aligned to Common Core standards.