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.

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