When it comes to celebrating the 4th of July, we immediately think of fireworks and sparklers. As fun as it is to partake in these activities, it’s also very dangerous. We’ve found an article that provides some excellent tips to keep your family safe this 4th of July. Here are just a few of the excellent tips:
Never allow children to touch fireworks of any kind, including sparklers even after they have “gone off”. It can be hot, or even explosive and debris from fireworks can be extremely dangerous.
Only use fireworks outdoors and always have a good amount of water close by (a garden hose and a bucket), in case of emergency.
Light only one firework at a time.
Be sure all other people are out of range before lighting fireworks.
At Play & Learn we encourage the children to use their creativity and paint to make fabulous firework displays. Whether on a small scale or creating a group masterpiece, the children always enjoy arts and crafts time at Play & Learn. Schedule a Visit and come see the children in action!
Tips taken from the article Fourth of July Safety Tips by Hank Bernstein, D.O., Harvard Health Publications. CLICK HERE to read the full article.