Teaching your kids to call for help

Do your children know what to do in the event of an emergency? Do they know how to call for help?

When my eldest son was four he went to visit a fire station with his class and I was struck by how impressed he was with it all. Of course little boys would be in awe of such an event. But I was even more impressed when he told me how the fireman had told him what the emergency numbers were.  But at the same time realized how I’d omitted to teach him that myself. I probably thought he wasn’t old enough to absorb that information – but he clearly was! So how do you go about teaching your child about emergency situations?

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Are Cape Town’s playgrounds safe?

After a child gets her leg trapped under a roundabout in Keurboom Park a playground located in Claremont in Cape Town, Mombabbles asks whether enough has been done to prevent the same thing from happening again and if the mother was right to lodge a claim against the City.