JML June Newsletter: Adults Preventing Playground Injuries

JML June Newsletter: Adults Are Key to Preventing Playground Injuries

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June 2017

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Kids Depend on Us to Keep Them Safe

Summer, playgrounds and kids: It’s a magic combination of exercise, social interaction and just plain fun. The last thing any of us want to see is a child injured while at a playground. But unfortunately it happens nearly 200,000 times a year. The good news, as we discuss in this month’s newsletter, is that adults can play a key role in preventing playground injuries. Inspect playground equipment and report shoddy maintenance to school or park leadership. Then supervise your kids while they play. You might even want to join your kids for a little swinging, climbing or sliding yourself!

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Adults Are Key to Preventing Playground Injuries

School’s out for summer, and kids are bursting to get outside and hit area playgrounds. No surprise then that June is a particularly dangerous month for playground injuries. Before you let those kiddos loose, learn how adults are the key to playground safety with tips on equipment, clothing and safe behavior.

BY THE NUMBERS

5 to 9

Children ages five to nine have the highest rate of emergency room visits among the more than 200,000 kids injured each year on playgrounds.

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Keep Your Kids Safe With the Danger Rangers

The first step to protecting young children from playground injury is to talk to them about safety. Before they hit the monkey bars, take a minute to watch this video with the kids in your life.

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PLAYGROUND APP

Kids with disabilities have a hard time finding playgrounds that are safe and accessible, but this app may change all that.

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