Staying Safe and Having Fun on Halloween

When it comes to spooky fun this October, Cortland County has plenty to offer. Whether you and the family want to enjoy a costume and craft fair or have a great time at trunk or treat, there’s plenty to do this fall season.

As you and your children prepare for Halloween, take a moment to consider some great safety tips from the experts.

When it comes to costumes, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has three easy steps you can take to prioritize your child’s safety:

  1. Stay away from costumes that could pose a fire hazard by selecting flame-retardant costumes that you buy or materials for your DIY costumes and opt for battery-lit candles and lights instead of any open candles;

  2. Stand out and be seen by utilizing reflective strips along the costume and carry a flashlight, glowsticks, or other ways to illuminate your group as it gets darker during trick or treating;

  3. Be sure that the costume doesn’t get in the way of your child’s activities by ensuring that the costume fits correctly and that hats, scarves, and masks provide good ventilation and visibility.

As you and your child prepares for the big day, consider taking some time to read Halloween favorites, like the 38 books that Teaching Expertise has listed here