Further informationThunder is just a sound, and it even though it can be very loud and sometimes sort of scary, it cannot hurt you. However, it’s important to remember that when there is thunder there is also lightning, and you should always be careful when there’s lightning because lightning can be dangerous if it hits the ground. – Always follow the safety rules and guidelines of the grown-ups in your family or who you are with during a storm!
ExplorationEven though thunderstorms might seem a little scary and you should do things to be careful and safe, storms are also be a good time to snuggle up indoors and read your favorite book, draw pictures, or play board games with your family!What are your favorite activities for a stormy day?
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