Backyard Playground Safety Tips

Kids love playgrounds. They enjoy the play equipment, the open space to run around, have fun with friends and basically be themselves. But playgrounds and the play equipment need to be double checked to ensure they are completely safe for the children.

One has to be completely sure about the safety claims laid by the play equipment. For your children to be completely safe at all times, always trust a reputable equipment manufacturer. You must educate yourself with the safety standards followed as well as the essential specifications of every equipment.

Always Apply Sunscreen: Teach your children that sunscreen is important, and that they need to take the time to do it. Fair skinned people are at greater danger of sunburn, because they have less melanin in their skin as a natural protection from the sun’s rays, however, sunburn can also affect dark skinned people too.

Resist the temptation to compare children. Let’s face it there will always be children who are the most popular, the smartest, the best at sport etc. Try not to compare your child to others (it’s a no-win situation!). All children have strengths and weaknesses (just like adults). Focus on your child’s strengths and explain that it’s uncommon for children to be good at everything. Only stress about those things that the teacher tells you to work on (i.e. being able to draw magnificent unicorns or being able to recite the name of every single dinosaur species isn’t any good if a child can’t read and write).

Let us start talking about 사설토토사이트. I know for those who have a new baby that you must be thinking it will be awhile before your child is walking. Trust me it’ll happen faster than you ever dreamed. This specific tip is about going down the slide with your infant. Research conducted recently done in New York City found that kids are more likely to break a leg when the go down a slide with an adult. This takes place because the leg gets caught on the surface or the inner edge of the slide. Although they may not like it they will have to wait to use the slide until they’re old enough to slide them selves. There are numerous others stuff they are able to do on the playground until they are ready for the slide.

Look out for sharp points, corners, or edges on equipment. These can cut or puncture the skin. The corners should be rounded, and metal edges should be rolled or have rounded capping. Wood parts should be smooth and splinter-free. Some metal surfaces, like slides, can heat up enough on hot, sunny days, and may burn the skin.

Try to have the morning free of other commitments (e.g. work). Stay as long as the child wants you to (if allowed – often schools will encourage the parents to leave before too long to speed up the separation process).

Don’t let warm weather distract you from doing your part to keep kids safe. April doesn’t have to be the only month to practice playground safety, but it’s a really good place to start. Happy playing!

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