Halloween is Saturday, October thirty first, 2009, however what time does trick or treating in fact begin? Youngsters will likely be operating across the nearby in Halloween costumes, searching for Hershey Bars and Twizzlers. Listed here are some necessary security pointers to verify Halloween is protected and enjoyable.
Daylight hours Saving Time 2009
This 12 months, Daylight Saving Time 2009 – November 1st – happens after the kids have finished with their trick or treating, and are fast asleep in their beds. That’s good news, as it will stay light one hour later, leaving more time for kids to roam the streets going from house to house looking for candy in the dark.
What Time is Trick or Treating?
A suggested time for trick or treating would be between 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm for children 8 years and under, getting them home in time for supper and bedtime.
For children 8 – 12 years old, anytime between 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm is good, provided the neighborhood is safe, and adult supervision is provided.
Kids over 12 have a little more leeway, depending on the situations and adult guidance.
Safety Tips for Trick or Treating With Small Children
- Children under a certain age should always be accompanied by a responsible adult.
- Costumes and masks should not cover the eyes or ears, or restrict movement.
- Costumes should have reflective tape on them, and be accompanied with a flashlight and whistle. Glow sticks are handy to have in their pockets as well.
Safety Tips for Older Trick or Treater’s
- If your child is old enough to go alone, agree on a neighborhood route.
- Agree on who the child is going with and make sure they have contact numbers and a cell phone with them.
- Set a firm time as to when they will be home.
- Stress to the child about the importance of not talking to strangers, or accepting rides from them.
- Always check the candy over before they begin eating it. Throw away anything that looks suspicious.