On the night of October 31, many Americans celebrate the traditions of Halloween by dressing in costumes and telling tales
of witches and ghosts. Children parade from house to house collecting candy by the glow of jack-o'-lanterns and the light
of the moon.
Halloween is an exciting night for children and a busy time for their parents. With such excitement, it’s easy for children
to forget basic safety rules.
When emotions are running high, it’s a good time to remember to “use your head.” Plan ahead and plan to
have a safe Halloween. Raise safety awareness with your family before the festivities begin. We do the right thing, but we
don’t always explain it to children. As you place a saucer under each tea light, or “stop, look and listen”
at street corners and in parking lots, tell your child why. They don’t always connect the dots unless you point it out.