At Home with Lisa: Kids safety at home

I remember once watching a friend’s child who was around three years old picking up a set of keys and sticking them into an electrical outlet before anyone could get to her. She was lucky. She didn’t get hurt, but the spark scared her, and we had to flip the circuit breaker to turn the power back on. She never did that again.

This week when I was looking around Avista’s website, I noticed they have a lot of resources to teach kids about energy safety.

This resource is great if your kids are small and are just learning about electrical outlets or if you have children visit you over the holidays. The resources are separated into two groups, one for kids ages 4 to 8 years old and one for kids ages 9 to 12.

There are puzzles and quizzes, plus printable coloring pages that feature such lessons as don’t fly a kite near power lines, get out if you smell gas or something as easy as not overloading electrical outlets.

Parents can print out the puzzles and they can talk to their children about keeping safe around electricity. The activities make it fun for the kids while they are learning about safety.

If you have younger children, it’s worth checking out.

Lisa, an Avista customer, bought her 1910 house because she loved the old-world character, some of which doesn’t make her house very energy efficient. Lisa is sharing her experience on taking some simple do-it-yourself improvements to inspire others to do the same. You’ll find her stories right here every Tuesday morning.

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