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Pokemon Go: Pokemon Playing Tips

Have your boys become sucked in to the latest Pokemon craze Pokemon Go? Pokemon is a long standing love of little boys (and girls) everywhere. Many parents have even begun to play along, wisking themselves back to their own childhoods with the old and familiar characters. Pokemon Go has become such a fun activity to share with your family. However it has become very popular very quickly and there have been some incidents of people not paying attention when playing. So we have come up with a few rules to make it easier and safer to play.

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  1. Be aware of your surroundings!! DO not let the fun world of make-believe keep you from paying attention to the world around you. Follow the rules of the road and community when playing. Use this time to teach your kids about safety. Look both ways before crossing a street. Do not cross when you do not have a signal telling you it is safe to do so.
  2. DO not go in to a place you do not know, or that looks unsafe or isolated. Stay clear of condemned buildings, gated areas, and wooded or isolated areas.
  3. Stay off of private property.
  4. Do not wander farther than your parents would want you to go.
  5. DO not walk staring at your phone. Look up, be aware of the people and places around you.

We want you and your family to have fun and enjoy your time playing this fun new game, but we always want you to do it safely. So be on the lookout, watch, and listen, and most of all, have fun!

Safe Kids: Phone Number Temporary Tattoos DIY

Spring is certainly on its way, if not here already, and that means that we are traveling more. We are out at parks, amusement parks, zoos, museums, and other fun large places with lots of other people. But while we are there we want our kids to be safe, even if we end up separated. Sometimes it is hard to prepare your kids in the case of separation, or they are so distressed at being separated they forget what they have learned to do. That is why we were excited to see this unique way to make sure your kids have your number and name in case they get lost. Phone number tattoos.

This fun idea allows you to write on your kids arms your name and phone number. But you could also add any medical info if necessary. Do you have a child that has diabetes? Asthma? Allergies? Epilepsy? You can add that on their arm so that if medical issues occur when they are separated their history is known.

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What You Will Need:

Permanent marker
Liquid bandaid

What You Will Do:

Simply write your name and phone number, and if lost please call, on your child’s arm with the permanent marker. After it has dried paint over it with the liquid bandage. Let dry. Now your child has this little lost tattoo for their day out.

Halloween Safety Tips

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Halloween is in full swing now, trick-or-treating is just a few days away and we know your kids are just itching to get out there and start, but we also know that you may be beginning to worry about all the dangers of the night of fun. We know it an be worrying to let your kids participate in trick-or-treating, how do you trust other people to watch out for your kids while driving, how do you know your kids aren’t eating something they shouldn’t? Well with just a few safety tips even the most worrisome moms and dads can have their fears alleviated.

Tip # 1:

When kids are out walking they should follow all crosswalk rules. Never walk in the middle of the street, and do not walk in between cars, even if they are parked! And always walk, never run.

Tip # 2:

It is always safest to trick-or-treat close to home in neighborhoods you know. Stay with a group, stay near the light, and always make sure there is an adult (mom, dad, or someone else trustworthy) nearby.

Tip # 3:

Always have a flashlight and make sure kids wear some sort of reflective clothing that alerts drivers that they are around.

Tip # 4:

Do not go inside someone’s house. At all. Even if it is a haunted house or they keep the candy inside. Keep kids with you at all times if you do choose to go inside a haunted house, but the best bet if you do not know the people hosting the house is to just stay away.

Tip # 5:

Make sure your children understand not to eat any candy before you have checked it thoroughly. If the candy looks like it has been tampered with, is not sealed properly, or seems discolored, smells, or looks unusual do not let your child eat it.

For more great safety tips check out childquest.org and The CDC, and remember to stay safe and have fun this Halloween.