Playgrounds should be a safe environment where your child can play with other children, and be active. Which is why it’s important to make sure that the playground your child plays in is safe and won’t harm them.
1. Make sure the playground is up to the safety standards
In every city, there are established safety standards that all playgrounds should meet. It’s important that the playground where your child plays in meets or even exceeds these standards so that you can be sure your child is safe.
2. Always keep an eye on your kids
While your child is playing, always keep an eye on them to make sure that they’re not playing in any places where they shouldn’t be, and to make sure that they’re not approached by strangers who mean them harm.
3. Tall structures can injure your kids
Some playgrounds have structures that are designed for older kids. These are usually taller and can be dangerous for younger kids, since they might gravely injure themselves if they climb up and fall off.
It’s important to teach your kids what spots in the playground they should avoid so that they’re always safe.
4. Swings can be dangerous
Swings are fun, but can be very dangerous, even for older kids. You’ve probably heard stories of kids falling off or even hitting their head on a swing that another kid is playing on.
Swings should be made of soft materials, not steel or iron, and toddler swings shouldn’t be placed near swings for older kids. If you spot any of these in your playground, then it’s best to not let your child play there.
5. Check for any broken playground equipment
Playground equipment degrades over time, and for some public playgrounds, their maintenance can be delayed, which poses a risk for kids since it’s not a good idea for them to play on broken equipment.
Make sure to inspect the structures in the playground, and to check for any rust, or any loose parts that can hurt your child or other children.
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