Life is all about falling down and learning to get up and the one place that teaches you that lesson best is the playground. You might remember falling off the swing, scraping your knee after sliding down the slide or may be even hitting your hand too hard after knocking on the monkey bars. But that is what makes this place interesting. There are so many lessons you could learn unknowingly and so many memories you could make. However, as a parent your child’s safety is what matters the most to you and it only natural that you would want to protect them against anything, even if that is the playground. So here are some tips you could use.
Keep an eye
Even if it is only the playground, you need to be a vigilant adult if you want to keep your child safe. They are only children so it is natural for them to run about, jump about and mess around. However, as the responsible adult you shouldn’t be stopping them from it, but making sure that they don’t get too hurt. So do check around for the playground safety and always be with them wherever they go, especially if the ground is huge. However, remember not too make too much of a fuss for a scrape or fuss over the swings. Your child needs to learn the lessons of a playground too!
Make sure that the place is safe
While the place might look safe to the eye the equipment might not be the safe playground equipment that you are looking for. Sometimes the chains of the swing might be rusted and almost crumbing, the monkey bars may not be so strong and the seats of the swing might not be the best. While your child wouldn’t bother much over this, you need to check things twice. Make sure everything is safe before your child rides or swings on anything. This way they wouldn’t meet with any unfortunate accidents and start hating playgrounds forever (of course that is probably the most extreme situation!)!
Check on what they choose
In most playgrounds the number of equipment you could play with is limited to a low slide, swings and may be monkey bars. But in some others, there might be a range of things for your child to play with and sometimes they might not be the safest for him or her given their age and size. So before you give the freedom for your child to choose whatever they would want to play with, make sure that they are away from those that could be possibly dangerous for them especially slides and open seated swings. Teach your child to be safe As an adult there is only so much you can do for your child, therefore he or she also needs to know how to protect themselves. So teach your child how to remain safe while having fun. Make sure that they know they need to be wearing those belts when they ride the swing or that they shouldn’t be jumping off the swing when it is high. This way you wouldn’t have to always be keeping an eye on them and they wouldn’t be too daring! Give your child the freedom to experience new things and make new friends while they play. But also remind them that safety comes first!