Children love to play outside in the sunshine - especially when they're surrounded by other children on a playground, and since many schools fail to offer enough free-play time outdoors - getting your children to the playground after school each day is important for their health and overall well-being. Playing at the playground gives children the opportunity to use their gross motor, problem solving, communication and social skills. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 200,00 children ages 14 and younger are treated in the emergency room due to playground-related injuries. With that in mind, read on to learn how you can reduce the risk of injury and keep your children safe at the playground.
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