Halloween is only a couple of weeks away and it’s important to talk with your children about remaining safe while celebrating. With so much activity this time of year, it’s easy for kids to get lost in the excitement and forget the basics of safety. If your family plans on trick or treating or attending any holiday-themed events, here are some tips you can cover to keep them safe and give you peace of mind.

  1. Make sure they know to look both ways before crossing the street.
  2. If they’re wearing dark or neutral colors, consider adding reflective tape so that they are visible to drivers.
  3. Remind them that they should never go into a stranger’s home or car.
  4. If they’re under the age of 12, they should be accompanied by an adult.
  5. With the potential of cold weather in late October, bundle the kids up if they’ll be out in the elements for an extended period.
  6. Slow down. Urge your children to keep their cool to prevent running into busy streets or tripping and falling over their costumes.

These tips will help you create a fun, safe, and memorable experience for the whole family. Happy Halloween, everyone!