EDMOND — Learning about safety brought smiles to the faces of 28 children this week at the Edmond Fire Department Children's Safety Village.
The children, ages 4 to 7, ended the three-day spring break program with a safety challenge allowing parents and grandparents to see what they had learned.
Kaelan McBrayer, 7, liked playing in the fire department's Children's Safety Village, an educational center for elementary school-age children. The $700,000 village is made up of miniature buildings and tiny streets, creating a setting where children can learn a variety of ways to be safe.
“It is good,” Kaelan said after completing the challenge. “I like playing out here. I learned a lot of different ways to play.”
Her mother, Sandra McBrayer, said, “She came home with a lot of information, particularly about gun safety and poisons. We had introduced that, but she came home with good questions and information.”
Kaelan's younger brother, Seth, 2, has been listening to his sister this week, and is ready to go to the class when he is old enough.
The children learned about safety with motor vehicles and bicycles, as well as pedestrian and water safety. Other topics were falls, poisoning, choking, suffocation and fire and burn prevention.