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Articles about children activities and safety

For parents, State Farm® has tips to help with protecting the little ones you love the most.

Articles for infants and toddlers

Preparing for a Baby

Preparing for a Baby

Preparing for a baby is essential to keeping you worry free throughout your pregnancy. Let State Farm help you and your family get ready for baby.

Traveling with a Toddler

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 Child Car Seat

Buying the Best Child Car Seat

Car seat safety. Picking the right car seat — and properly installing it — could mean the difference between life and death for your child.

Installing Car Seats Properly Could Help Save Lives

Installing Car Seats Properly Could Help Save Lives

Wondering how to install a car seat the right way? Learn how installing and using car seats properly helps keep your child safe.

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.

Effective Hand Washing

Effective Hand Washing

Knowing when to wash your hands and how to do it thoroughly helps to protect you and others from spreading germs and illnesses.

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

Too much screen time has been linked to unhealthy consequences in children. Learn how and why to limit screen time with this infographic.

How to Prevent Pediatric Burns

How to Prevent Pediatric Burns

Children can get burned in numerous ways. Here are steps you can take to prevent pediatric 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.

Camping Safety Tips to Set Up a Safe Campsite

Camping Safety Tips to Set Up a Safe Campsite

A camping trip is a great way to get in touch with nature. Setup your campsite & secure your belongings with the help of 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

School Bus Safety

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

Your Guide to Playground Safety

Your Guide to Playground Safety

Follow these playground safety tips to help prevent injuries while your kids play.

Back to School Shopping Tips

Back to School Shopping Tips

These back to school shopping 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

Learn more about the impact of mentoring programs for teenagers and how to get involved to be a positive role model in a teen’s life.

Change a Life: Mentor a Child

Change a Life: Mentor a Child

Want to inspire learning and help at-risk kids? Learn more about volunteering with a reading program and the importance of reading at home.

Articles about family activities

Kid Friendly Volunteer Opportunities

Kid Friendly Volunteer Opportunities

Getting kids involved in volunteer opportunities can help instill a spirit of giving at a young age. Use these steps to generate volunteer ideas for kids.

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

Whether you participate in community-wide events or make small changes at home, your actions make a difference when you celebrate Earth Day & Arbor Day.

How to Volunteer and Love It

How to Volunteer and Love It

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

The Impact of Your Volunteer Hours

The Impact of Your Volunteer Hours

It can be difficult to figure out how to start volunteering. However, many people underestimate the power of just an hour or two to volunteer programs.

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.

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