Earlier this week a tw0-year-old boy in Illinois went missing near a corn field. After a massive search that is speculated to have included a helicopter and spray plane, he was found just hours later.
While two is too young to understand much, what if your older kids got lost in a field? Would they know what to do?
Mention this story to your kids and tell them if they get lost in a field to:
1. Stay put! Trying to find their way out is a mistake.
2. Knock down crops in a circle. Doing so makes them visible from the air.
3. Reflect light. A mirror would be ideal, but who walks around with a mirror in their pocket? A watch, other jewelry, or even eye glasses would work.
The most important key is to stay in once place. Trying to find their own way out may only disorient them more. Not to mention they could be circling the search team making it harder to find them.