Google cache is heaven sent! I posted this on Sunday night but my webhost is having some problem with their server migration. Glad that it was cached by Google.
Safe HOME Saves Kidsâ€¦ thatâ€™s the motto of Safe Home Korea. I got to read their book while doing the laundry for our recliner slipcover and car seat covers.
Two Sundays ago, my husband and I attended the â€œSafe Home Startâ€ training seminar at the Kidsâ€™ Autopark located inside Seoulâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Grand Park. The free 2-hour program is offered by SAFIA or Korean Association of Safety Communities.
It was by chance that we learned about the â€œSafe Home Startâ€. We had just finished a one-and-a-half hour training at â€œSeoulâ€™s Civil Safety Training Centerâ€ when we decided to take a stroll at the Childrenâ€™s Grand Park. It was free so we just went to the venue and it was an educational two hours that we spent.
While the parents were ushered to the seminar room, the kids were taken care of by two female staff who took them outside. My son said that they drove mini cars and they were taught pedestrian safety, including how to cross the street and follow the street lights.
The â€œSafe Home Startâ€ is divided into two programs. The first one is all about safety at home. Unfortunately, the lecture was all in Korean so I didnâ€™t understand it completely but my husband was there anyway. The lecture covered everything from tips on buying furniture and toys to what to expect and what to do when you have a baby until theyâ€™re seven. The second part is about first aid, specifically for children. We were taught Heimlich maneuver and CPR.
After the training, each parent were given a bag of â€œsafetyâ€ goodies. Each bag contains:
– a checklist for home safety
– a book with tips on safety and first aid
– a door stopper
– safety covers for plugs (theyâ€™re really nice)
– bumpers for furniture corners
– non-slip bathtub appliques
– a cold gel pack
I love the freebies but I donâ€™t have any use for them now. If you guys are interested, Iâ€™ll send them to you ;p