Archive for the ‘Summer Activities’ Category

Summer SafetySummertime means that school is out and kids are coming and going at all hours of the day, or may be left alone while you are at work. Unfortunately, this can leave your home susceptible to unwanted visitors as well. A good plan paired with a SafeTouch smart home security system can help guarantee your children’s safety by helping you keep track of comings and goings at the house even when you aren’t there.

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Family safely enjoying boatingSummer is here and the time is right to get out and appreciate Florida’s number one attraction-our waterways.  Lakes, rivers, the intracoastal, the Atlantic, and the Gulf: all provide Floridians, and our delighted visitors, with ample opportunity to enjoy a lazy day on the beach, or an active day of water sports, boating being the most popular.  Read more »

Family cooking on the grill

Summer is the time to break out the recipes for the grill and roast your gourmet marshmallows over the campfire. It’s a great time to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. Many of your gatherings will revolve around the grill and campfire. However, it is important to be aware of the hazards that come along with these pastimes. Read more »

 

Back view of a happy family on tropical beach

Summer can be the best time of the year, with long, warm days and mild nights. School has ended for a few months, and the family has the chance to spend time together. Keep your family safe this season by watching out for these summer safety hazards.

Outdoor Safety for Children

Children and the outdoors go hand in hand, especially during the summer. Prevent tragedies and ensure the wellness of your little ones with a few summer safety tips.

  • Don’t leave bicycles or other play equipment laying around in the yard.
  • Be mindful of curfews as the daylight gets longer. “You can stay out until sunset” gets later as each day passes. Set concrete times for children to be home.
  • If your child is playing near water, such as a play pool, never turn your back. It takes very little time for a child to drown, even when the body of water is very shallow.
  • Before your child goes outside, apply some sunscreen. Consider using an insect repellent as well, to drive away mosquitoes before they can snack on your child. Read more »

Summer is here! This is a time for fun and memories with the whole family gathered together to enjoy the summer. These memories will last a lifetime and are some of the most cherished. Here is a list of fun things to do this summer with your family.

Do Some Work in the Yard

Many people take a rather dim view of yard work. However, this view is unfounded. Yard work might look tiring and un-stimulating, that is before you try it out. But once you roll up your sleeves and get down to business in your yard, you will quickly appreciate how nice it feels to be out in the sun and breeze. You don’t have to work up a sweat if you don’t feel up to it. After all, there are numerous power tools that you can use to reduce your workload. Get your young ones to pull up the weeds, water the plants and so on. Older children can rake the flower beds, shovel, mulch, mow and other activities that require more effort. Sit back with your family after you’re finished and enjoy the fresh-looking landscape. Read more »