Have Fun, Play Safe

by Rodney Hogan on February 11, 2015

There are a few things to keep in mind to make sure kids stay safe on the playground.  Some of these may be obvious, but it never hurts to have a reminder.

First, and most importantly, kids should always be supervised by an adult while using playground equipment.  Often, kids can’t foresee dangerous circumstances or they may want to test their limits.  Adults should keep an eye out for any activities that might be dangerous and intervene to prevent any potential injuries.

Even before kids hit the jungle gym, take a look around when you arrive at the playground.  Make sure to walk on and around the play structure and take note of anything that might be dangerous.  If you see things like lots of trash, broken glass, or broken equipment, don’t play there.

Equipment like swings, slides, and seesaws can be really fun, but also unsafe if not used correctly.  Talk to kids about how to properly use these and why using them in other ways might be dangerous.  Also, make sure kids use equipment that is appropriate for their age.

Go to your local playground and enjoy!

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