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Articles about children activities and safety

For parents, State Farm® has ways to give you peace of mind with the little ones you love the most.

Articles for infants and toddlers

Life 101: Preparing for a Baby

Life 101: Preparing for a Baby

Put these to-dos on your list to get ready for a baby.

Tips for Traveling with a Toddler

Tips for Traveling with a Toddler

Make toddler travel easy and stress-free with these tricks.

Backseat Passenger Safety Tips to Reduce Risk

Backseat Passenger Safety Tips to Reduce Risk

Misconceptions about backseat safety can put riders at risk. Learn the backseat basics.

Buying the Best Car Seat

Buying the Best Car Seat

One of Your Most Important Parental Purchases: The life-saving car seat.

Installing Car Seats Properly Could Help Save Lives

Installing Car Seats Properly Could Help Save Lives

Learn how installing and using car seats properly helps keep your child safe.

The Right Car Seat at the Right Time Can Save a Life

The Right Car Seat at the Right Time Can Save a Life

Learn which seat to use when and keep your child safer.

Articles about children safety

When Can You Leave Kids Home Alone?

When Can You Leave Kids Home Alone?

Here's what parents and children need to know.

Teaching Your Kids Emergency Preparedness

Teaching Your Kids Emergency Preparedness

Help kids understand what to do in the event of a weather emergency, and get our emergency preparedness tips for you and your family.

Young Kids and Window Safety

Young Kids and Window Safety

Opening windows to let air or a breeze in is nice but proper window safety precautions can help prevent a tragic accident or fall and injuries.

Steps for Effective Hand Washing

Steps for Effective Hand Washing

Are you washing your hands right and at the right times? If not, bacteria could multiply.

Protect Your Kids From Pesticides

Protect Your Kids From Pesticides

Children of all ages can easily be exposed to pesticides in food, household chemicals and more. Learn what steps to take to reduce or eliminate exposure.

Protect Your Kids from Hot Cars

Protect Your Kids from Hot Cars

Leaving kids in hot cars is dangerous especially when there is a chance for heatstroke. Protect your child in and around a hot car with these tips.

The Effects of Too Much Screen Time

The Effects of Too Much Screen Time

It may not rot their brains, but too much TV, computer time and more can have plenty of negative effects for kids.

Injury Prevention for Pediatric Burns

Injury Prevention for Pediatric Burns

Small kids can get burned in numerous ways. Here are steps you can take to prevent burns.

Articles for outdoor activities

Beat the Heat: 12 Summer Safety Tips

Beat the Heat: 12 Summer Safety Tips

Enjoy the pleasures of summer while staying safe.

Tips for Backyard Playgrounds and Trampolines

Tips for Backyard Playgrounds and Trampolines

These trampoline and outdoor playground safety tips can help keep everyone safe in the backyard. Don't take any unnecessary risks.

Camp Safely, Starting with These 7 Lessons

Camp Safely, Starting with These 7 Lessons

Pack right and set up a site that's a safe and comfortable spot for the whole family with these camping safety tips.

How to Stay Warm and Safe During Cold Weather Activities

How to Stay Warm and Safe During Cold Weather Activities

The coldest months are around the corner. Learn tips to reduce the risks related to winter's chill.

Keeping Kids Safe When Sledding

Keeping Kids Safe When Sledding

Unsafe sledding can lead to serious injury. Learn how to choose a good sled, select a safe hill, sled with caution and more.

Summertime Safety for Kids on Bikes

Summertime Safety for Kids on Bikes

As the summer nears, most children are looking forward to getting out on their bikes. Follow these tips for a safe and fun summer ride.

Articles for back to school

School Bus Safety Tips For Riders and Drivers

School Bus Safety Tips For Riders and Drivers

Safety tips for children and parents as they wait at the bus stop, cross the street, and enter and exit the bus. And tips for bus drivers as they transport the children.

Your Guide to Playground Safety

Your Guide to Playground Safety

Help keep the play fun, not dangerous.

Ways to Get Smart About Back-to-School Shopping.

Ways to Get Smart About Back-to-School Shopping.

These back to school shopping savings tips can help you avoid overspending on school supplies, buying duplicate items and teach kids smart financial strategies.

Teen Mentoring: The Power of a Positive Role Model

Teen Mentoring: The Power of a Positive Role Model

Discover the difference a mentor can make and how you can become one.

Change a Life: Why Mentor Reading Works

Change a Life: Why Mentor Reading Works

Become a reading mentor and you can help boost literacy, one child at a time.

Articles about family activities

Kid-Friendly Volunteer Opportunities

Kid-Friendly Volunteer Opportunities

Help your kids find their volunteering passion.

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

There's something scarier about Halloween than the costumes: It's the scariest day for child pedestrian accidents. Keep safety top of mind this holiday.

Ideas to Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day

Ideas to Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day

Love-your-planet activities for everyone in your family.

How to Volunteer and Love It

How to Volunteer and Love It

Find the right fit to help your community and feed your passion.

Creative Ways to Fit In Volunteer Opportunities

Creative Ways to Fit In Volunteer Opportunities

Discover how to work volunteering into an already-busy schedule.

The Effects of Too Much Screen Time

The Effects of Too Much Screen Time

It may not rot their brains, but too much TV, computer time and more can have plenty of negative effects for kids.

Articles about children and money

Teaching Children to Save and Invest

Teaching Children to Save and Invest

Help children set goals for their money to set up a lifetime of good financial habits.

Get Your Kids Saving for College

Get Your Kids Saving for College

Teach your kids good financial habits.

Child Identity Theft: A Hidden but Real Danger

Child Identity Theft: A Hidden but Real Danger

Child identity theft is a very real issue these days. Here are some ways to help you improve child security.

The information in this article was obtained from various sources not associated with State Farm®. While we believe it to be reliable and accurate, we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the information. These suggestions are not a complete list of every loss control measure. The information is not intended to replace manuals or instructions provided by the manufacturer or the advice of a qualified professional. Nor is it intended to effect coverage under our policy. State Farm makes no guarantees of results from use of this information.