Before using the playground, remove helmets, scarves and drawstrings. Avoid playing with skipping ropes around the equipment.
Check the playground: it should have a deep, soft surface as well as handrails and barriers to prevent falls. Watch out for sharp objects or spaces where your child’s head could get stuck.
Supervise your child closely and ensure they know how to use equipment safely.
Teach them playground safety rules:
To wait their turn
Go down the slide feet first
Hold onto railings
Sit down on swings or slides.
! Remember to keep away from moving swings and the bottom of slides.
It is recommended that playgrounds for children five years of age and younger be clearly marked and separated from equipment designed for older children.