Halloween should be filled with good surprises and enjoyment, and following some tips offered by the American Red Cross will ensure that everyone will stay safe during this spooky holiday. Remember, candy is dandy but safety is essential.
•Walk, slither, and sneak on sidewalks, not in the street.
•Look both ways before crossing the street to check for cars, trucks, and low flying brooms.
•Cross the street only at corners.
•Wear light-colored or reflective-type clothing so you are more visible. (And remember to put reflective tape on bikes, skateboards, and brooms, too!)
•Plan your route and share it with your family. If possible, have an adult go with you.
•Carry a flashlight to light your way.
•Keep away from open fires and candles. (Costumes can be extremely flammable.)
•Visit the homes that have the porch light on.
•Accept treats at the door and never go into a stranger’s house.
•Use face paint rather than masks or thins that will cover your eyes.
•Be cautious of animals and strangers.
•Have a grown-up inspect your treats before eating. Don’t eat candy if the package is already opened. Small hard pieces of candy are a choking hazard for young children.
Have a goulish time this Halloween season, don’t do anything that will make it an unsafe holiday for you or those around you.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.