Tag: children

5 Ways to Make Shakeout a Family Affair
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5 Ways to Make Shakeout a Family Affair

Did you know that an estimated 500,000 earthquakes occur each year, 100,000 of which can be felt? Whether you have children, pets or seniors living in your home, practicing earthquake drills and creating plans for each household member can provide peace of mind, while making your family’s safety top priority. Plus, preparing for an earthquake...

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Top Two Tips For Sending Kids Off to Camp

Now that summer is here, it’s time for your kids to have a little fun! Sending them to camp or other summer programs is a great way for them to learn new skills, make lifelong friends and just enjoy themselves. To help busy families, we’ve put together our top two tips for sending kids to...

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Halloween Safety Tips

Today we are sharing yoyomama.com’s spooktacular blog with great Halloween safety tips to help you have a safe and happy Halloween! Not to put a damper on the Big Night, but Halloween evening can be a wee bit, dare we say, dangerous (and we’re not just talking about spiders and skeletons). It gets dark early,...

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Student Safety-National School Safety Week

As we near the end of National School Safety Week in Canada, here’s a round up of initiatives to support student safety before and during school. Stay Safe while Walking to School Walking to and from school without an adult can be quite the adventure for young ones. Some embrace the independence, while some may approach...

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National Preparedness Month – Planning for Specific Needs

For the second theme of National Preparedness Month, everyone is encouraged to consider the specific needs of different groups and individuals! Here are some quick things you can do for different needs: Youth and children – Emergencies can be particularly stressful for children, especially when they don’t understand what is happening or why. Talk with...

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Heatstroke in Cars

Stories of children suffering from heatstroke in cars seem to be heard on a daily basis during the hot summer months. Just one of these stories happened on June 18th, as a young boy was left in the back of his father’s car when the father forgot to drop him off at daycare and proceeded...

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5 Steps to Become a Camping Expert

It’s camping time! Picnics and activities in the day, and of course, campfires at night, are all part of the fun and excitement of camping. With school out and summer here, now is the time for weekend getaways and camping excursions. Before you head out, we wanted to provide you with some tips on how...

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What To Know Before They Go: Kids Camp Safety

Hot days filled with kayaking, hiking, swimming, camp fires, new friends, and a sense of independence – it’s no wonder why young ones have a blast at summer camps! But before you sign your children up for a day or overnight camp, it’s important to go over safety with them. You should also be aware...

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ALTER: How to Prevent Child Falls

It can be easy to underestimate the impact of falls – we fall before we learn to walk and fall throughout our childhood, whether it’s running down a hill or falling off our bikes. While most of these falls are generally seen as something the kids will ‘walk-off’, it may be unsafe to always think...

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Safe Kids Week – Water Park Safety

Happy National Safe Kids Week! Safe Kids Week is an annual awareness campaign that focuses on the frequency and severity of preventable injuries for children. It encourages safety throughout our communities, and this year’s theme is water safety! Last month, our guest blogger Anita Reid provided us with some great information on pool safety, so...