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Fair teaches kids safe habits

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Posted at 4:47 PM, Mar 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-02 18:52:31-05

SANDY, Utah -- An annual fair brought together professionals and experts from many areas to teach children the dos and don’ts of staying safe.

The 15th Annual Safe Kids Fair is a free event and an interactive gathering that brought together experts and resources to help families develop safe, healthy habits and prepare for emergencies.

The event was held Saturday at the South Towne Exposition Center, and it featured kid friendly games and exhibits ranging from face painting and balloon animals to mascots and other costumed characters.

Heather Cooper attended the fair and said the event was positive for her children.

“It teaches kids what they need to know when they're out and about riding their bike and out in the world to be safe,” she said.

Parker Robertson also attended the fair, and he said the fair makes it easier to teach kids lessons that might otherwise be boring.

“It’s really interactive,” Robertson said. “It’s fun for the kids, and that makes it easier for the parents instead of having to drag their kids around from booth to booth.”

May Romo, Safe Kids coordinator for Salt Lake County, said the fair is a unique opportunity to put numerous resources for parents all in the same place.

“It’s really difficult for parents to get safety education anywhere else,” she said.

The fair continues through 8 p.m. on Saturday