Matches & Lighter Safety
It is very IMPORTANT to teach children that playing with matches is NEVER appropriate. Matches and lighters should always be kept out of reach of children for their safety and for the safety of others. not only is it dangerous to the area around then, they could cause serious injury and even death to the child.
Fires and property damage associated with children playing with matches and lighters are common events in the United States. It is difficult to put an exact number on it statistically, because the actual source of the fire is often times hidden due to embarrassment or being scared of the consequences of their actions.
Check with your local fire department for classes that teach young children about fire safety.