It’s that time of year again where all of the little ones dress up and say those magical words “trick-or-treat.” Whether you are heading out with Strawberry Shortcake or Count Dracula, it’s important for us as parents to make this night safe and fun for everyone.
Try to map out the route that you and your children will be taking prior to trick-or-treating. It’s always best if you have an adult accompanying your children, but if you have older children who you trust to be responsible, explain the route that they should take, and make sure that it’s very well-lit.
Make sure that your children only go to well-lit homes as well. Children should be aware that if there is a sidewalk they shouldn’t stray from that path, and if there is not a sidewalk in your neighborhood, make sure that your kids know that they should stay on the left side of the road facing the oncoming traffic. Reviewing basic rules of where to walk, and to look both ways before crossing the street are important.
Children shouldn’t touch their candy until they are home. You want to make sure that it is safe before your children consume the goodies in their trick or treat bags. Staying safe is important and will help to make this year another Happy Halloween for your children.
Trick or Treat, City of Waukesha
October 31, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Trick or Treat, Town of Waukesha
October 31, 5-7:30 p.m.