Halloween is coming and so are costumes, trick-or-treating and lots of candy! There are many ways to prepare to keep your child safe while having a good time. For families of children with special needs there are often some extra precautions needed to ensure a fun holiday. From types of costumes to crowds, foods/allergies and of course, continued COVID precautions, now is the time to plan. We've compiled a few resources that may be helpful:
The Teal Pumpkin Project's goal is to make trick-or-treating more inclusive and safer for children with food allergies. By placing a teal pumpkin on your stoop, it lets trick-or-treaters know you have non-food treats that are safe.
October is Fire Safety Month, and October 3-9 is Fire Prevention Week. The most important thing you can do for fire safety is to have working smoke and CO detectors in your home. Be sure to change all batteries twice yearly. An easy way to remember is to change them each time we change our clocks.
Our list of recommended books continues with a theme of Halloween:
-Paint by Sticker Kids: Halloween by Workman Publishing
-Halloween I Spy Book for Kids by Thomas Calvin
-Ten Orange Pumpkins by Stephen Savage
Better Breakfast Month, National Piano Month and Little League Month. So have a good meal to start your day, play a tune or two, and watch some peewees run the bases! Enjoy.
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