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How to Have a Fun and Safe Summer

Get some great summer fun advice in an article entitled Playground 101; found in a “Family Features” blog they write:

Playground 101

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.

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