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Focus on Halloween Safety
October 2022 | Issue 226
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Halloween can be magical for kids, filled with imagination and fun family traditions. But the holiday also comes with some common health and safety hazards. Find tips on how to keep children and teens safe. Go to article.

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Are you celebrating your little one's first, second, or third Halloween this year? Keep the night safe and fun for even the tiniest monsters! Pediatrician Dina DiMaggio shares 8 tips to consider. Go to article.

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 Scavenger "Haunt" 

Activities like hide-and-seek or a scavenger hunt help build a child's observation and attention skills. Draw or take photos of places where you'll hide some treats, toys or other items to find: behind a chair, under a blanket, next to a tree. Try themed hunts, like a Halloween scavenger "haunt." Make it spooky by turning out the lights and using flashlights.

Read more in this month's Power of Play article, 5 Play Tips for Preschool-Age Children. Find printable play sheets here.
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