Age group: Roughly 4-5
🎒 Get in the habit of putting their auto-injector in their backpack
🎒 Know the symptoms of a reaction and be able to communicate them
🎒 Practice commonly used, allergy-related phrases like, "Is this safe? I am allergic to..."
🎒 Say no to foods they can’t eat
Choose allergen free stash of safe snacks to keep at school for unplanned food events
🎒 Observe modeled grocery shopping and label reading
Spokin Tip: Even if your child can't read, show them the label and tell them why they can't have a certain item, like "Oh, you can't eat these crackers because they contain eggs."
🎒 Carry an emergency medical card or wear a medic alert
🎒 Ask if food is safe when in new situations or on special occasions (Halloween, Valentine's Day, friends' birthday parties)
Practice ordering for themselves in a restaurant
Spokin Tip: Play restaurant at home
Resources for parents [LINK - children's books, products]