Summer Break Safety Tips

Stay safe this summer by taking a moment to review a few tips on water, helmet, and playground safety.

Water safety

Summertime is the most popular time for families to cool off from the heat by PLAYing in the water. Swimming and other water-related activities are excellent ways to get the physical activity and health benefits your body needs. Before heading out to the water, it’s important to know the ABC‘s of water safety. Practicing the ABC’s can keep you and your family safe in the water this summer.

 

Click here to learn more about how you can stay safe in the water, and click here to review the ABC’s of water safety.

Helmet safety

Bike riding and skateboarding are fun ways to get moving this summer. It’s important to know that everyone should wear a helmet, both adults and children. It’s actually illegal for kids to not wear a helmet while riding a bike or skateboard; it’s also dangerous. Helmets keep the head protected, and can help to avoid serious injury. Helmets can save lives, which is pretty awesome! Before you get rolling, make sure to follow these helmet safety tips:

  1. Make sure your helmet fits properly
  2. Wear your helmet evenly on your head
  3. Keep your helmet straps fastened

For more information on helmet safety, please click here.

Playground safety

Visiting the park and enjoying the playground is another way to have fun this summer. Kids especially love the playground, and we understand why. At the park, you can play on slides, swings, and build your motor skills by testing out the monkey bars. It’s important that these areas are also safe. When at the playground, remember to:

  1. Look around to make sure the playground is safe
  2. Supervise your children at all times
  3. Choose the right area for your child to PLAY based on their age and height

For more information on how to PLAY it safe on the PLAYground, please click here.

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