For many children in America, Halloween is a holiday to look forward to because they would be able to receive different kinds of treats that many normally have no access to on ordinary days. The kids receive treats from neighbors and strangers, and they can also wear the most extra-ordinary costumes they want.
The celebration, which is normally associated with the gore and the scare factor, is festive, unrestrictive and fun. And it’s easy to lose sight of the danger that may be lurking around. Because kids are allowed to roam the streets at night, it would be best for parents or their guardians to emphasize on safety during this time of the year, as well.
While Trick Or Treating
The thrill of trick or treating is in visiting the houses of strangers and receiving goodies and toys from them. While the kids love this because of all the treats, parents should be aware of the possible dangers that may happen, especially if the kids are not doing this with an adult. They could be abducted or meet an accident on the road, which is why it’s best to go trick or treating in groups. Emphasize to your children to only go on well-lit areas, too, while never forgetting to carry flashlights with them.
Parents should also check on the treats the kids receive and don’t allow children to have any of these yet before inspecting. The goodies may contain toxins and other substances, which is why it’s better to inspect everything the kids receive at home, when the festivities are done.
While Going to Halloween Events
At theme parks or a city-sponsored event, the main attraction in a halloween celebration would always be the haunted house. While the idea of going there is thrilling and fun, younger kids may not be ready for it. Let the little ones enjoy other attractions instead, while insist from the bigger kids to stay in groups and be more vigilant, while enjoying the attractions. These rides and amusements may also be risky because parts can malfunction, or the child may accidentally hurt himself while on the ride.
These parks usually have a clinic or medical attendant on duty, so before you do allow your kids to get into the rides and attractions, you must at least be aware where the medical facility is in the park, just in case.
While Celebrating At Home
Even as your celebrating Halloween in the house and pretty much know how safe and secure the area is, when there’s a party, mishaps may sometimes happen. You can prevent this though by making sure that the decorations for Halloween are set up well:
- There shouldn’t be any wires and strings tugging out since children can get caught in it.
- The fixtures should be erected or stuck to the walls well, so that it doesn’t fall on any of the guests.
- Resist the urge to decorate using glass pieces, as this may accidentally break and hurt people who are unaware that it did break.
- If you have to use smoke devices for effect, be sure that this is operating well. The smoke may also be harmful to children with asthma, and if you have guest who are prone to this, it may be best to forego with the idea of doing this special effects.
Another fun option for Halloween is to visit a theme park. It’s the perfect time to visit Universal Studios Hollywood if you’re kids can handle ‘The Walking DEAD’ or for a more kids friendly theme park, visit Disneyland. Save yourself money by visiting www.cheapthemeparks.com and get discounted tickets. You can save $35 per ticket by getting the Disneyland park hopper pass or the Universal Studios pass. Save money and enjoy Halloween this year!