Girl dressed as Piglet gets candy while trick or treating
On Halloween, a lot of kids -- and probably some parents -- spend all day looking forward to trick-or-treating.
But if the spookiest part of Halloween for you is sending your little creatures out into the neighborhood, we have some great ideas for you.
First, the basics:
- Make sure kids' costumes aren't baggy or bulky.
- Make sure they're easy to see in the dark -- with a flashlight, reflective tape, or glow sticks.
- And make sure an adult is with them if they're 12 or under.
If your kids are big enough to haunt the neighborhood with their his friends, download the app MamaBear [Google Play | Apple App Store] for your smartphone and theirs.
You can track where they go in search of goodies and get an alert if they cross boundaries you've set up.
Another app for you is Sex Offender Search [Google Play | Apple App Store].
It maps out where registered sex offenders live nearby. You can also search using the State of Florida's Sex Offender Registry website.
And anybody can turn their smartphones into flashlights with an app.
For iPhone or iPod, try the app simply called Light [Apple App Store]. It's super easy to use and free.
For Android phones, download Brightest Flashlight [Google Play]. It makes everything glow -- both your camera's flash and the whole screen can light up.
Remember, your kids are powered by sugar on Halloween night but your phones aren't, so charge them up before the candy quest begins.
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Grayson Kamm, 10 News