Happy Halloween!

It’s that spooky (and yummy) time of the year again!

On Halloween night, children of all ages are free to play-out their favourite characters while filling their pillow cases with delicious assortment of cavity-inducing treats.

While Halloween is a great time for children to engage in fun activities that encourage the discovery of creativity and imagination, it is also a time where safety precautions shouldn’t be forgotten. As a resource for parents, Health Canada offers, on their website, helpful tips on costume safety, house decorating, and examining candy.

Here are some important tips to keep in mind for tonight:

  • In light of the recent superstorm, Hurricane Sandy, remember to dress warmly and for the occasion.Here are some important tips to keep in mind for tonight:
  • Choose brightly-coloured costumes that will be clearly visible to motorists. For greater visibility, add or incorporate reflective tape into the costume.
  • Parents should accompany their children until the children are old enough to go by themselves.
  • Tell your children not to eat any goodies until you see them.
  • Children should stay in well-lit areas and should only visit homes that have their outside lights turned on. Children should never go inside homes or cars.

Happy Halloween!

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