Fourth of July can be a magical time for a child. Between the picnics, games and other outdoor fun, there's no shortage of engaging ways for kids to celebrate the holiday.
Independence Day can also be a unique time for you and your child to encounter new things. For some children, this may be their first experience with fireworks. While firework shows can be exciting, they can also be loud and overwhelming for some.
Caitlin Moody, therapeutic family specialist for Buckner Children and Family Services, shares a few ways you can support your child in experiencing a fun Fourth of July.
- Introduce them to fireworks by watching a video.
- Go to the store and pick out a fun pair of sunglasses for watching the firework show.
- Try using soft earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones for attending the firework show.
- Take the pressure off and stay home if you need to.
We pray you and your family have a blessed time celebrating the Fourth of July.