Health Tip: Teach Kids Playground Safety10/12/10
(HealthDay News) -- The playground is a place for fun and a good
time, but your kids can get hurt if they don't practice basic
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these
- Children should only play on the playground when equipment is
dry, and while wearing sturdy, well-fitted shoes.
- When playing on a slide, children should slide down one at a
time, and always feet first. Move away from the slide as soon as
they reach the bottom.
- Kids should grab onto hand rails for support, and take care
when climbing stairs.
- Children should be cautious around swings to avoid getting hit,
and never stand up while swinging. Wait until the swing stops
before getting off.
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