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In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important to practice social distancing and stay in the house as much as possible to protect ourselves, our families and the health of others. However, we do understand that getting out for a bit to stretch and play is important for children (and adults). As you work to strike that right balance, here are a few simple safety tips to help your kids stay active and injury free.
Helmets Are a Must
- Every skater should wear a helmet. Wrist guards, knee pads and elbow pads are a good idea for everyone, but especially for beginners.
Mrs. Fawcett is a Community Resource Officer for Ogden City Police Department. She recruits, interviews, hires and trains crossing guards. She also is a crossing guard when she needs to be. She also coordinates a does Bike and Pedestrian Safety Assemblies for the Elementary Schools. She trains volunteers that help her throughout the year with Bike and Pedestrian Rodeos. This year, she served approximately 900 children in the community with the help on 1 staff and 118 volunteers.
Kids are watching more than we think. When we’re washing the car or mowing the lawn or even drinking milk right out of the carton. Here’s one little girl who wants to be just like her dad, which is why it’s so important to remember to do those little things to stay safe.
Download everything you need to know about bike safety in Spanish.
For 25 years, the Bell and Safe Kids partnership had led in awareness, education and advocacy programs to promote the use of bike helmets for children.
Thursday was Safe Kids Day on Capitol Hill. We held a bipartisan event on September 20 to educate Senators, Members of Congress and their staff about the risks that kids face and the challenges parents have in preventing unintentional injury, the #1 killer of kids in America. The event was sponsored by Congressman Tom Petri (R-WI) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL).
Download a tip sheet with the hand signals to know for riding a bike.
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By Taylor Savage
Anyone with little loved ones in our lives has faced the task of finding that perfect gift. I used to feel sorry for those people running around the toy store and comparing one train set to another. Now that I have two nephews and a niece, all under age 6, I’m one of those people too. It’s become an interesting challenge to find the toy that will appeal to each one individually and that will also make each one feel special when they open it.