In 2011, I attended a Twitter chat that discussed the Up and Away and Out of Sight program. This is an educational program with tools to help parents, caregivers and adults everything they need to remember to keep medicines and vitamins up and away and out of sight; keeping kids safe. You can read my entire article here.
I would highly recommend taking a look at all the tools available because did you know more than 60,000 young children end up in emergency departments every year because they got into medicines while their parent or caregiver was not looking? Very scary statistics. But with the tools, tips and these coloring pages, we can keep our kids safe.
The free printable coloring pages have parent tips and tips for children. Included is an Up and Away Medication Safety Tip Sheet. While the kids are coloring read to them the importance of keeping medicine up and away. Safe medicine storage is an important discussion we should all be having with our kids.
For more information on the Up and Away program visit www.upandaway.org