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Program Teaches Children Safety Specifics

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Teaching kids how to stay safe when they're small can have lifetime benefits. That's what Bismarck Parks and Rec's Safety Village for preschoolers is all about.

Safety Village Teachers say the kids know the basics of safety, but this program teaches them specifics.

The idea that it's never too early to teach children safety is something Arlys Stampka, has believed as a Safety Village Teacher for the last 20 years.

"They're just beginning to start school and there's a lot of things that they learn in Safety Village that help them to keep themselves safe," says Arlys Stampka a Safety Village teacher.

She says the children watch movies, puppet shows and even learn songs about safety.

Rising first grader, Emma Aman, says she's learned a lot about safety in different areas like her house and the playground.

"If you want to go on the monkey bars you should make sure you're strong enough to grab onto the next bar," says Aman.

I challenged her, asking what if I wasn't sure?

"You just don't go on that next bar," she says.

She told me, even though it's just the third day she's learned that safety is important. It keeps everyone from getting hurt. She says she's going to share what she's learned with her siblings.

"I would tell them that I learned not to go to the park by myself," says Aman.

Safety Village runs for two weeks and covers everything from car and pedestrian safety, to bike and fire safety.

The program's teachers say there are spots available for children to sign up in July and August. For more information visit http://bisparks.org/


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