July 4th and Children

July 4th and Children

Fireworks
Independence Day (July 4th) can provide children with such opportunities to have fun and also learn about why the United States celebrates this day. A little research ahead of time can possibly find organized events that do reenactments or plays about this nation’s special day. Sometimes the meanings of holidays get lost in today’s society and it is up to the parents to teach their children what our July fourth is really all about as it commemorates the United States day of independence- July 4, 1776.

This day usually provides children with the opportunity to watch fireworks, do various games, swimming and picnics. In addition to these, it is crucial for parents and guardians to stress safety.

Fireworks are a very central and important fun event on the America’s Independence Day. It has been a tradition that the e as Americans hold true to our hearts. It is fun to watch fireworks and even light them ourselves, but it should be noted with caution that fireworks can be risky when children are nearby. Please take extreme caution. Every year emergency rooms fill up with patients being hurt from accidents with fireworks.

Quite a few pediatricians recommend that parents take their children to firework shows put on for the public as these are usually pretty well controlled from the public and are being lit by professionals.

Children should not be allowed to play with fireworks or light fireworks. There are things that are made for kids such as snappers, (throw them on the ground and they make a popping sound) sparklers and other various kid friendly fireworks that are reasonably safe under adult supervision.

You can also make this day partially an arts and crafts day helping the children make shapes like houses, stars, pinwheels, the American flag among others using papers, scissors and glue. All these shapes have a constant theme that is patriotism. For example, the stars are part of the national flag.