It’s that time of year again! CANDY! The kids are counting down the days and waiting for their unlimited amounts of candy to be handed off to them simply by ringing someone’s doorbell! LOL. Jokes aside, the kid in us never forgets how fun it is to dress up and collect tons of candy.
Let’s all enjoy this fun day but caution first. Here’s a few tips you should keep in mind when you go out trick or treating.
While Walking Tips
Always cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look both ways before crossing the street.
All Electronics are put away, no phone, no running. Always looking up and know your surroundings.
Always walk alongside family or friends, never alone.
Never go inside someone home/apt to get candy, NEVER!
Always have your child walk in front of you, never behind you.
1.Now a days you need to decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers. Also if possible, choose light colors.
2. This might be hard to pull off but try to choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
3.Have your child walk with glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
4.When picking out a costume, make sure it is the right size, you don’t want your child tripping and falling all over the place.
Driving Tips on Halloween
1. Yes Slow it down, be alert in the city or in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on halloween and may move in a fast way. So drive with care on Halloween
2. Drive slow coming out any driveway
3. Get rid of any distraction while driving, NO PHONES!!!! So you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
4. Turn on headlights before it gets dark, better safe then sorry
5. Trick or Treating usually starts by 5:30- 8:30pm so please use caution while driving during these hours.
Make sure All candy is sealed
Yes Fruit is good for you but don’t take any apples or other fruits (On Halloween)
Inspect all candy before giving it to your child
Don’t eat any candy that doesn’t come in a package.
Don’t take any liquid items(Water, soda, juice) and don’t take any open peanuts.
Hope this helps, You never know who’s out there just looking for trouble. Let’s enjoy and have a safe Halloween.
Teaching Moment 🙌🏽
What is Halloween ?
Halloween is a holiday celebrated each year on October 31. The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. … The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween.
By Danny Reyes
Cover Photo by NeONBRAND