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Cool Summer Treats
October 2000 Issue

Water and Backyard
Safety

Start early teaching
water safety to your
children

Hotel Room Safety
While Traveling

Home away from home

The Sun, Heat
and Children

Protect your children
from the unexpected
summer hazards

Did You Know?

Choosing a Daycare
Provider

One of the most
challenging decisions
you will make

Cool Summer Treats
A smooth summer time
treat for you and your
children

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The kids are playing outside and it’s hot. What better surprise than to give them cool treats made quickly and easily. For frozen treats, try using plastic frozen treat forms available in department stores and through various plastic storage container companies. To fill the forms, try any of the following or mix and match to create your own surprise:

    

Lemonade

   

fruit juice

    

pureed fruit (using your food processor or blender)

chocolate milk

flavored yogurt

your child’s favorite carbonated drink

prepared powdered fruit drinks

Another frozen treat that is a fun and healthy choice is frozen banana pops. Choose ripe bananas and insert a wooden Popsicle stick in one end. Dip the peeled banana in chocolate melted with a bit of paraffin wax. Roll the dipped banana in chopped nuts, place on a piece of waxed paper, and freeze.

For a quick treat that kids really love try some "finger gelatin". Specific recipes can be found on boxes of gelatin and unflavored gelatin. This treat is full of flavor, cool, quick to make, can be cut into fun shapes with a cookie cutter, and is guaranteed to generate giggles from your kids! So add something sweet and cool to your child’s summer – without heating up your kitchen!

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