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
parents: Inspect the playground to be sure equipment is age-appropriate.
Make sure there are no broken or sharp areas or dangerous
surfaces.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
equipment.Have children under age 5 to play at a separate area designed
for that age group.
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