With many schools closed and
parents working from home due to coronavirus, many households are disrupted. As
you try to establish normal routines for these abnormal times, keep safety in
hazards—toys, shoes, books on the floor—can
accumulate quickly when kids are home all day. To prevent falls and keep
pathways clear if you need to get out quickly on case of fire, make “pick up” a
regular part of kids’ routines.
a “child-free zone” around a hot cooktop and oven. Children ages 8 and younger
can help in the kitchen, but only with activities that don’t involve heat or
knives. Check out Kids in the Kitchen for what kitchen responsibilities are
appropriate at different ages. And while you’re cooking more at home, make sure
you’re Modeling Kitchen Fire Safety.
for activities to do with your kids? If you haven’t planned—or recently
reviewed—your home fire escape plan now could be the perfect time. Learn how at