BURRILLVILLE – Halloween is here and there are some very important safety tips kids need to know while enjoying their trick-or-treating adventures.
One important safety tip to remember is to always buckle up when riding in your family vehicle. Before crossing streets, make sure to watch for cars and trucks traveling in both directions. Never run across any streets. If you are out trick-or-treating, avoid riding bikes. You are carrying goody-bags filled with treats that can throw off your balance, and you may unintentionally collide with a child or a vehicle. It’s safer to walk.
Wearing reflective costumes and clothing helps drivers see you better than if you are wearing darker costumes and clothing. Never go out trick-or-treating alone. The Itty Bitty Super Dupers always buddy up to stay safer on Halloween night. Before eating any treats, ask an adult at home to check them. If any candy wrappers are open or if it’s a piece of fruit or looks questionable, then throw it in the trash. Make sure that you recycle accordingly when discarding trash.
Thanks to the children’s librarians Margaret McNulty and Chris Goldstein at the Woonsocket Harris Library, my Halloween safety coloring cartoons were added onto the state library mainframe access portal, making them available to every library across the state of Rhode Island for their children’s activities and reading rooms. The children’s librarians are making copies and giving them to kids to color in at weekend Halloween events, and to take home with them after they color them in while inside the library or color them in at home in every city, town and community in Rhode Island. Brand new kids safety coloring cartoons will be provided to these statewide library children’s activities and reading rooms featuring Seasons Of Safety coloring themes and topics including holiday season safety themes and topics throughout the entire year. This new content will soon be uploaded onto library mainframe access portals and available in every state nationwide, allowing the kids safety coloring cartoons to reach literally millions of little kids across the country on a consistent basis, reminding them about their safety. Content formats will also include connect-the-dots, word jumbles, word searches, color-by-number, finding hazards, mazes, drawing and cartooning. A variety of popular cartoon characters will be featured on all of the new coloring and activities formats, and materials for kids.
Watch for more of these new formats here on Sunday cartoons in 2024. Have a safe and happy Halloween everyone!
Jim Weicherding is a Burrillville resident, and the founder and creator of an award-winning traffic safety effort Seasons of Safety. Weicherding contributes kids’ coloring cartoons, which can be printed and used to help parents discuss safety issues with their children. He has a long list of police officers and firefighters in his family and has worked with law enforcement and firefighters in a creative public safety capacity for more than two decades.