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Playground Safety with Your Preschooler

Posted on 07-28-2017

Recess is a popular time of day for any preschooler, and it’s a great way for your child to get exercise and fresh air during the day once she starts preschool. Here are some good tips to remind your child of when she starts preschool or daycare in order to ensure that she remains safe while having fun.

Don’t push

Many children are not violent in nature but can still get excited or impatient when playing around other children. Remind your child to never push others, especially if they do get frustrated or mad at another child. An easy way to teach this concept is to teach him to “keep his hands to himself.” This covers everything from pushing, hitting, taking/touching other people’s belongings, and so on. It is also helpful to provide children with positively phrased expressions of what you do expect. “No hitting!” tells a child what they should not do, while “keep your hands to yourself” tells him what he should do.

Take turns

Much like the “don’t push” rule, taking turns is important not only for good behavior on the playground, but also safety. Staying organized and respectful avoids aggression and accidents.

No jumping

Most playgrounds do not have toys or contraptions that allow for jumping, and many preschool injuries are caused by jumping or leaping off of objects that should not be jumped off of. Always remind your child to keep her shoes tied as well—if she doesn’t know how to tie her shoes, tell her to always ask an adult to retie them as soon as she notices them becoming untied.

Running safety

Recess is one of the only times your child is allowed to run, and it’s good for her to exercise and get her energy out while she can. Merely remind her of where it’s appropriate to run and where she could get hurt. Places like soccer fields where a game is occurring or in front of the swings is not the place to run or play any other game.

What to do if she is hurt

Go over what to do if your child does get hurt. Remind her to breathe ask for help. If she cannot get up and get a teacher’s help herself, tell her to ask a friend or nearby classmate to get a teacher.

Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Sienna Plantation located in Missouri City, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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