Health Tip: Watch Kids Closely at the Playground
(HealthDay News) -- Children should be closely supervised at the
playground to help reduce their risk of injury.
The Safe Kids Worldwide website offers these suggestions for
- Inspect the playground to be sure equipment is age-appropriate.
Make sure there are no broken or sharp areas or dangerous
- Talk to your child about following safety rules, such as not
pushing, shoving or crowding.
- Make sure your child is appropriately dressed for the
playground. Don't allow the child to wear necklaces, scarves,
purses or drawstring clothing that may become caught in
- Have children under age 5 to play at a separate area designed
for that age group.
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