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The Essential Slyde Playground Safety Newsletter

How Do you Implement Playground Safety in Your Everyday Routine? June 2017 - Playground safety week is only once a year but it is important to continue to practice safe play and inspect your playground equipment all year.

Tuck it in or Take it off!

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National Playground Safety Week March 2017 - 10 FUN AND EASY WAYS TO CELEBRATE PLAYING SAFE   Playground Safety Week – April 24th-28th

Children Need Play!

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Getting back to Playground Safety Basics! October 2016 - After a playground is built it is everyone’s responsibility to play safely and keep the area safe and secure for the children.  Playground owners can do many things to keep a playground secure.  Fi

Bully Prevention Month 

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Safety First! May 2016 - When you are a parent or teacher the safety of the children in your care is your first thought when doing anything. You ask yourself... is this safe? What could go wrong?

Risky play sounds worse than it is!

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Make Your Playground Safety Week a Success! February 2016 - With Playground Safety Week approaching (April 25th - 29th), you will be able to use this newsletter to help you get started on your plans!

Hey Kids! Learn How to Play Safe From Slyde the Playground Hound

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Make it Your Mission to Stop Bullying November 2015 - As you may all know, October was Bully Prevention Month.

Slyde Gives a Big Thumbs up to the Buddy Bench

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Imagination is the Key to a Great Childhood August 2015 - When you think back to your childhood what was your fondest memory? Do you remember where you were? Or who you were with? Most of the memories I have include my sister and playing outside.

How Much Free Play Does Your Child Get?

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What Are You and The Kids Doing This Summer? June 2015 - Summer vacation is the highlight of most children's lives. For them time is suspended; not having to get up at the break of dawn. For them it's a time to let loose.

Looking For Something For Your Kids to do?

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Safety Surfacing... January 2015 - The surface underneath a playground is where most of the action happens; it is where all the kids are running around, falling from the structure above, and sit down to take a breather.

IPEMA Standards and ASTM Regulations

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Put the Fun Back in to Fitness... October 2014 - Keeping kids engaged in an active lifestyle is easy for grown-ups that are active themselves. If the children sense that fitness is work and not fun - they may flat refuse to participate.

Keeping your Children Healthy and Happy...

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Entanglements can happen in more place than you would think... June 2014 - 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 Entanglement activity 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... Read Newsletter$raquo;

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Outdoor Play February 2014 - Playing outdoors is an important part of childhood that tends to get over looked with all of the new technology and things going on in everyone's lives. When we were children it seemed like all we

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Essential Slyde Winter 2013 Newsletter November 2013 - Play Safe, Play Smart

With Slyde's home play safety tips, your backyard playground can be a place of fun, excitement, and lasting memories all through their childhood. He says:

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Essential Slyde Fall 2013 Newsletter September 2013 - Be Friendly

"Why Can't We Be Friends?" by Jordyn Goebel

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Slyde Reminds Children to "Play smart, Play safe" this summer June 2013 - No matter where your family ventures take you, thinking “safety first” is second natur

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A Call to Playground Supervisors What can you learn from Slyde  March 2013 - Every child has the capacity and innate need to play. This desire to play is built into genes of every living being. When children play they are fully alive.

A Call to Playground Supervisors What you can learn from Slyde

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It's Getting Cold Outside - Keep Playing November 2012 - Unlike Slyde the Playground Hound, our winter coat doesn’t come naturally. With the change of season and colder weather, we all tend to spend more time indoors.

Good things and sometimes not-so-good things often come in two’s. Let’s start with the not-so-good things.

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Back to School August 2012 - What to expect the first week of school? An increase in playground injury rates and what you can do about it is the topic of this issue of the Essential Slyde Newsletter. Read on . . .

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Swinging Into Summer With Slyde May 2012 - In the spirit of fun, getting outside for exercise, and avoiding injuries too big for a band-aid, Slyde the Playground Hound has a message for you.

Breathing New Life into Your Swing Set

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Spring Fun February 2012 - The Spring 2012 edition of the Essential Slyde Newsletter.

ENTRAPMENTS

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Fall Related Injuries November 2011 - Welcome Friends! Did you know that falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury for all children ages 14 years and under?

Going to the highest heights with Slyde Are you sometimes afraid of heights? Or do you like to climb as high as you can on playground equipment?

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Back to Playground Safety August 2011 - Today's Topic - Entanglements (en.tan'gle.ments)

Hey Kids! Learn How to Play Safe From Slyde the Playground Hound

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