We were shocked to hear that in the US 200,000 injuries a year occur in playgrounds. Research conducted
by the National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) showed that 67 per cent of injuries were caused by falls or equipment failure. As always, supervision is key, but make sure children are playing on equipment that is age-appropriate, and they know their playground etiquette – such as not pushing, waiting their turn, and using slides
feet first to stay safe.