Finally it feels like autumn instead of mid-summer and Halloween is less than a week away. I'm sure that in many homes the current topic of interest is "The Costume." I remember spending many long and often late hours sewing Halloween costumes - the most challenging was a rabbit coming out of a hat. In all of the excitement of Halloween, please don't forget about Halloween safety. I've listed some websites that parents might find useful
These tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics include information about costumes, pumpkin carving, home safety and trick-or-treating. The information is also available in Spanish.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission also lists safety tips along with a diagram showing the features of safe Halloween costumes.
Don't forget your pet this Halloween. The ASPCA gives ten tips for keeping your pet safe this Halloween.
Stop by your local library for a literary Halloween treat. Most public libraries have a collection of Halloween books for all ages. Some of my favorites are Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman, The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey, and Guess What? by Mem Fox.
Have a safe and happy Halloween!