Entanglements can happen in more place than you would think...
Having an almost two-year-old can feel like having a clan of monkeys living in our house. She's wild, messy and has a lot of raw energy an untamed animal might possess. All children are different but most children have the instinct to climb and get into things and places they are not supposed to get into. Whether it is something they may potentially destroy or somewhere they may injure themselves.
Let's face it, there is only so much baby proofing you can do before your house starts looking like an exhibit at the zoo. Having a split level home we have a banister that guards the open stair way from the upper portion of the house. The typical baby proofing choice was to put a baby gate up so she could not go down the stairs. Read more
In this issue of the Essential Slyde Newsletter:
Accidents can happen anywhere
How to have a fun and safe Summer
Coloring Pages: Tuck-it-in, Take-it-off and Watch for Entrapments
Slydetoon: Play Smart, Play Safe
Flashback Video: Buddy up at the Playground
Featured Friends: Nicole Stoddard, Micah Jones
Accidents can happen anywhere...
You know how the saying goes, “you’re preaching to the choir”. That statement has some truth when it comes to teach playground safety to “grown-ups”. That’s why Slyde is so important, even when parents don’t share our passion and interest in playground safety, there isn’t a parent out there that does not want their child to be safe.
Even conscientious parents may encounter a “close-call” on occasion and such is the case with Luke and Sally when they were playing in their own backyard. In this article on What Almost Happened from the Huffington Post, learn about a “close encounter” that no parent wants to experience. Click Here to read article. Also see Flash Back Video below.
How to have a fun and safe Summer...
Get some great summer fun advice in an article by entitled Playground 101; found in a “family features” blog they write:
The Centers for Disease Control revealed that emergency departments treat more than 200,000 children age 14 and younger for playground-related injuries every year. Before you let them play at the park or school playground, be sure they keep these precautions in mind:
Use appropriate and properly fitting safety equipment when participating in any sport, such as helmets and goggles, which can greatly reduce the risk of head and eye injuries.
Take your children to playgrounds with shock absorbing surfaces. Choose parks and playgrounds that are appropriate for their age. Check for hazards or broken equipment and continuously supervise your children while they are at play.
Teach children to use playground and sports equipment properly.
Remind children that pushing, shoving and crowding on the playground can result in accidents and injuries.