Dell Rapids After School Program visits Safety Village
Sixty children from the Dell Rapids after-school program spend Friday afternoon learning about home, fire and poison safety at the Sioux Empire Safety Village on the W. H. Lyon Fairgrounds.
The kids were pretty quick to catch on to the fact that liquids can look a like and mistaking one for another can be deadly. They noticed how similar popular cleaning products look to juices and other drinks such as Gatorade. They talked about the importance of keeping cleaning products in secure areas where children and pets cannot reach them.
The children toured the Power of Fire, a burned house, to learn about fire safety in their homes. They talked about smoke detectors and having a home fire escape plan. The importance of sleeping with your bedroom door closed and keeping low to the floor if here is a fire were also discussed.
In the Safe House, the children learned how to keep their bedrooms, bathrooms and baby’s rooms safe. They now know to keep all pillows and stuffed toys out of cribs, to secure rugs to the floor with double faced tape, and to keep electrical appliances away from water in the bathtub or sink. That’s just a few of the things the kids shared with each other after watching power point presentations in the Safe House. They opted to listen in English, but had the option of 16 different languages.
It was a busy afternoon, but one filled with learning and fun at the Sioux Empire Safety Village.