Wide, shiny bright steps that move. Thick rubber handles. Sides that you can see yourself in. A moving playground? No, an escalator. A child can make a game out of almost anything and escalators are no exception. Although you know that an escalator is not a toy, many children do not. Following these simple guidelines will make the ride more pleasant and safe for children.
The rules for riding elevators are about the same for kids as they are for adults.
It's a good idea for children to be especially careful around the doors. Kids should never put their hands or feet into the area between the moving door and the adjacent door jamb.
Kids should never to try to stop a closing door by putting their hand or foot in its path.
When riding with a small child, hold his or her hand, or carry the child in one arm while holding the handrail with the other. Help children step onto and off of the escalator.