Autumn, the season for everything outdoors! Over the last couple of weeks, we have talked about all the wonderful things you can do as a family. But what about all the exciting things your kids can do alone?

Taking the first step towards independence can be hugely daunting, and here at Gator HQ, we understand that. October Half Term, Halloween, and Bonfire night are all busy and exciting times for kids, and often they will want to go to some of these events alone. My Gator Watch is a great way to allow your child some extra independence while knowing that you can keep in touch and communicate with them as much as you like. This week we want to share our top 5 ideas for making the most out of your kids Gator Watch this autumn.


We know that “Trick or treating” can be a tough one. Should they go? Should they stay? They want to go but your not sure. If your kids have reached the age where they want to go Trick or treating by themselves, but you are on the fence, then the Gator is the perfect solution for keeping in touch with them while they are visiting other houses in your road.


We LOVE pumpkin, and all the autumn feels that go with it. Many local farms set up pumpkin patches so that you can go and pick your own. It’s a beautiful autumn activity and a great way to get the #kidsunplugged while encouraging them to practice some independence.


Just like “trick or treating” it can be challenging to decide when is the right time to let your kids go to a busy event such as bonfire nights on their own. Their trusty Gator watch will be their best companion as they take on this new challenge. It can also be very reassuring if you are travelling to a firework event with younger children. You are just one call away if anyone gets lost in the crowds.


Have your kids been invited to Halloween parties and sleepovers with friends this half term? Lots of kids can be very anxious about spending nights away from their parents. The Gator can give them the extra security they need to know that mum and dad are at the end of the phone.


Lots of farms and them parks across the country now put on “Spook nights” and it’s a pretty cool thing to do if you have a tween! Make sure that you can keep in contact with the kids while being reassured that no matter how many rides they go on the Gator watch will stay firmly on their wrist!

We hope these tips help you feel reassured about helping your kids take those all important steps towards independence. How do you feel about letting your kids out on their own to these type of events? Do you have any tips? Join the conversation in the comments below, or via our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

My Gator Watch is a wearable mobile phone designed especially for 5-12-year-olds. It uses GPS, two-way calling, works across multiple networks and has an SOS feature for peace of mind. It does not have a messaging feature, and you, the parent; determine all numbers that are pre-set within the phone.

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