Halloween is a fun time for kids, but it's no fun if you get sick or hurt. In this podcast for kids, the Kidtastics offer some simple ways to stay safe and healthy on Halloween. Created: 10/25/2010 by CDC Office of Women’s Health.
Date Released: 10/25/2010. Series Name: CDC Kidtastics.
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[Chris] Hi kids! Welcome to CDC Kidtastics Radio! I'm Chris Kidtastic. Today, we're talking about how to stay safe on Halloween!
[Karmen] We love Halloween but there are some things we need to remember so we don't get sick or hurt.
[Kaya] There are lots of things, like always go trick-or-treating in a group, never by yourself. It's even safer to go with an adult.
[Chris] And put reflective tape on your bag and costume to help drivers see you at night.
[Karmen] Yeah, and be sure to take a flashlight if you're going to be out after dark.
[Caydan] Be careful if you have a costume that requires make up. You should test it on a small area to make sure it doesn't irritate your eyes or skin. Wash it off as soon as you get home, before you go to bed.
[Kaya] Always look both ways before you cross the street. If there's a crosswalk, use it; that's the safest place to cross a street.
[Chris] Always walk on the sidewalk. If there isn't a sidewalk, walk right next to the edge of the road, against traffic.
[Karmen] Does that mean on the side of the road where the cars are coming toward you?
[Chris] Yes! If you're walking, it's safer.
[Karmen] My costume has a VERY SCARY mask!
[Caydan] If your costume has a mask, make sure it fits so you can see really well. And, make sure your shoes fit well so you don’t trip.
[Chris] Some costumes can catch on fire easily, so stay away from candles and open flames!
[Kaya] Never eat a homemade treat unless it came from someone you know really well. Also, never enter homes unless you are with a trusted adult. Otherwise, stay outside.
[Karmen] That’s all the Halloween tips we have right now. The Kidtastics hope you have a safe, healthy, and FUN Halloween!
[Chris] Thanks for listening to CDC Kidtastics Radio. We'll talk to you again soon. Until then... be a safer, healthier kid!
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