Keep Your Family Safe

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Keeping your family safe is important all year round, but it never hurts to think more about being safe during National Safety Month in June. Sharing books on a variety of topics can help you think about good behaviors that keep everyone safe, including young children.

Max Cleans Up: One area of focus for Safety Month is stopping slips, trips and falls, which can happen when things are not cleaned up. Max and Ruby inspire cleanliness and orderliness when they clean Max’s room. Cleaning their room is rarely children’s favorite chore, but Wells helps parents and children alike laugh about this necessary chore.

Fire! !Fuego! Brave Bomberos: Firefighters have an important role in keeping communities safe.  This book explores what firefighters do to train and to stop fires in rhyming English and Spanish. Discuss fire safety with your children and think about an escape plan for your home in case of a fire.

Scaredy Squirrel is always prepared for every situation—even some situations he shouldn’t be worried about! The funny stories in this series about an extremely anxious squirrel can help ease the anxiety of children who are afraid of anything from going outside to making new friends to going to sleep.

For more information about keeping your family safe all year round, Safe Kids Worldwide offers safety tips for almost any situation, including walking to school, playing outside and safe storage of medication.