Families are invited to A Dream Come True Playground for a day of Safe Kids fun

HarrisonburgFamilies from across Harrisonburg will gather at A Dream Come True Playground this week to participate in various games and activities, explore first responders and other vehicles, and have their car seats checked by certified technicians – all in part of an important week of appreciation for the protection of the youngest in our community.

The event, scheduled for Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., is part of Safe Kids week, which runs from May 8 to 14. Safe Kids Central Shenandoah Valley will be working throughout the week to provide tips, resources and activities to educate parents and caregivers on simple ways to protect their children from a range of preventable injuries – including bicycling, fire, car, electrical safety and more.

At a time when parents are focused on many priorities at once, Safe Kids Week is a national celebration dedicated to celebrating children, raising awareness about child injury prevention and inspiring parents to take the time to focus on proven, practical tips for keeping their children safe. Preventable injuries are the number one killer of children in the United States, and millions more are injured in ways that can affect them throughout their lives.

“Safe Kids Week is a wonderful opportunity for Harrisonburg to celebrate children, learn how to keep them safe, and ultimately save lives,” said HFD public education officer Lt. Erin Stehle. “This is a week where we can all take some time out of our busy schedules to focus on a few simple steps that can make a big difference in keeping our children safe.”

To support parents and caregivers, Safe Kids Central Shenandoah Valley offers helpful resources, including:

  • Parent’s Guide to Child Safety – a comprehensive 24-page guide with expert advice and easy-to-follow advice to help families reduce risk, prevent injury and keep children safe at home , in the game and on the road. It is available in English and Spanish.
  • Family Safety Activity Book – a fun booklet that includes a maze, word search, coloring pages, puzzles and other exciting games for you and your kids ages 4-8 to entertain and be safe. It is available in English and Spanish.
  • Home Safety Graphic – an interactive graphic that takes parents room by room to show helpful tips on how to keep their children safe no matter where they live.

A Dream Come True playground is located at 1050 Neff Ave.

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