As spring is upon us, we all want to spend more time outside with the children. The playground is a great place for children to get some exercise and practice some social skills, but it can lead to injury. If appropriate play and supervision is not maintained, the chance for injuries increase. Each year, over 200,000 children visit the emergency room for playground related injuries.
Here are some tips to keep the playground safe and fun:
Safe play is of high importance, as well. Having a conversation with children about appropriate playground play is vital to keeping themselves and other children safe. Here are some main points to focus on in this conversation:
There will be issues and circumstances that will arise that have not been mentioned. It is very difficult to foresee all challenges one might experience when supervising children on a playground. That is to be expected, but keeping these best practices operational will provide the lowest chance of injury for children and help keep your playground safe and fun.
— Tom Maldonado