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How Do you Implement Playground Safety in Your Everyday Routine?

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. Wouldn't it be amazing to reduce accidents and injuries to children in your care just by adding a few things to your routine. Whether you are the owner of the playground or taking your child to the city park there are things you can look for to keep the children safe. 

Implementing playground safety in your daily life:

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

Does your hair get tangled when your comb gets caught in it? Maybe you were fishing and your fishing line got tangled? Have you ever run through a bush and gotten caught in the branches?

There is the danger your clothes or part of your body getting caught on playground equipment, and these dangers are called entanglements (en.tan'gle.ments).

Entrapments

Jumping, climbing, sliding, laughing, giggling, swinging and running are all things children like to do. Usually they do these things outside where moving their bodies and using outdoor voices are expected and encouraged by grown-ups.

Maybe you remember a time you were outside doing some of these things on a playground in your backyard or at your school? Use your imagination to remember what the playground looked like. Did the playground have swings, slides, or climbing rocks? Were you there with a friend, a brother, or a sister? 

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School is almost out and the kids are starting to get restless; have you started planning their summer yet? Summer vacation is generally three months long; where do you begin planning? Depending on your situation and where you live there are summer camps that last a day to months to help you manage your child's time this summer. Summer camps range from dance, sports, science, or just good old wilderness fun. Your community center or parks and recreation department may provide information on local camps and activities in your surrounding areas.

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:

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