This month Elmer talks about safety around the home. It’s important to instill children with a sense of the importance of safety at an early age. That’s why we encourage you to take some time every month — a half hour or so — to look around the house with your child.
Let your child identify and list anything they might see as a safety hazard. It’s a good habit to develop for them to be able to identify potential problems before they become an issue.
What’s a safety hazard, though? Around the home, it can be a simple matter of clutter or inattention built up over a month or so. Some examples of this can include:
Even simple matters like storage of fuel, matches and sharp tools can have an impact on the overall safety of the home.
It's important to teach children about safety at a young age. It will not only prevent accidents and injuries, it will also build responsibility and awareness for them in the future.