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'LiveSmart' teaches child safety

BY LAUREL BLACK lblack@paducahsun.com

While many kids were busy hunting Easter eggs Saturday morning, a few were doing something a little more unusual with eggs.

Kids at Kosair Children's Hospital's LiveSmart: Playing Safe in Paducah event selected a variety of wrappings - from yarn to newspaper to sponges - to see how well they could protect an egg. The lesson about the importance of head safety was one of many that the Kentucky Science Center offered to parents and children Saturday morning in the Keller Williams Experience Realty office.

Other activities included a lesson in germs, where children looked at samples taken from commonly used items such as computers, door handles and ink pens. Kids also learned about sound safety by placing different objects in order of quietest to loudest.

The Paducah Police Department and Paducah Fire Department were also on hand. The police department gave out ID forms for kids, which parents can use to help identify their children if they go missing. The forms allow parents to fill in vital information such as identifying marks, fingerprints and dental records to help speed up the process of filling out a missing person form, patrolman Beau Green said.

Younger kids may have been more interested in the firetruck parked in the lot at Village Square Drive, but parents gained valuable information about car seat installation from the fire department.

About 90 percent of children aren't properly restrained in their car seats, according to Sharon Rengers, a registered nurse at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville. The event allowed parents to stop by and make sure their car seats were correctly installed.  

"That's our goal, to make sure kids are as safe as they can be in the car, because car crashes are a leading cause of injury and death for little ones," Rengers said.

She added that she most often sees car seat harnesses that aren't fastened tightly enough.

Contact Laurel Black, a Paducah Sun staff writer, at 270-575-8641, or follow @LaurelFBlack on Twitter.

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