Because playing is a child’s basic means of learning about the world he or she lives in, it is our responsibility as parents to expose them to playground equipment on parks and school grounds. Nevertheless, before we let them have fun out there, we should make sure that our little angel does so safely.
Although some parents find it logical to leave the kids on their own as they play on seesaws and slides to teach them of independence, we must not be complacent about their safety because they may be vulnerable to traumatic injuries if we let them be on their own at all times. So, how can we keep them safe in the said leisure facility at all times?
1. Supervise closely your child playing from a safe distance. Not only should mums, dads, and nannies monitor their playing children from a reassuring distance, they should also bring first-aid kits and food to keep their little angel nourished and safe from bruises and wounds.
2. Inspect if the outdoor play equipment are well-maintained. Before letting children play on roundabouts, inspect if the leisure equipment is properly cleaned and check for splinters or broken wood. As for the rest that are made from metals, see if there are no traces of rust.
3. See the arrangement in the playground. As much as you would want your little angel to mingle with older kids who can play with them on the seesaw, it is best if you let them play with facilities designated for their age. Typically, when younger children play on equipment that is not their size, they may be exposing themselves to potential dangers. Aside from this, see if each play equipment are amply spaced from one another so your kids will not be hurting themselves whenever they run and chase each other.
4. Remind your kids on basic playground safety rules. Of course, your kid’s safety will not only rely on you—they are also responsible for themselves. So, before they head for any foundation stage playground equipment, teach them not to push other kids around as well as stay away from unruly and mischievous ones. Also, teach them to not leave their things anywhere because such clutter can cause somebody to stumble or trip.
With all these tips, you can increase your chances of keeping your beloved children safe and happy as they check out and have fun on adventure playground equipment in parks, gyms, and other leisure facilities in your locality.