Jasmyne Anouk February 1, 2021 home playground
With all that said, what are the necessary things you need to do to ensure that you minimize – to the lowest possible level – the incidences of injuries sustained from using the playground equipments? The answer to that is by fixing the root cause.
How much space do you have in your backyard? If you have a large yard, there is no concern. Many new homes, however, have limited backyard space. You should not place kids playground equipment up close to any structure they could fall and injure themselves on. Fences, trees and the home itself should be six to nine feet from the playset for proper safety precautions. While a playground should not be set too close to a fence, it is often desirable to make sure you have a fenced in yard if you choose to install a play area. If you live near a busy street, it becomes even more important in preventing excited children from running into the street.
When we choose playground equipment to buy, we should not only think of the
So, how do you build a safe playground? What are the factors to be considered when building a safe playground?
Since kids are not bound and dictated to play a certain game, they interact with peers for sharing and gathering different ideas. Sometimes, they need team building, too, which also boosts their social skills. Apart from that, playing in the group always includes negotiation and problem solving that help in developing their leadership skills.
Possibilities for injuries to occur in a playground come sometimes from the equipment itself-for instance, deteriorating materials, unsafe designs, and unstable surfaces-but a lot of the injuries that occur are the result of unsafe or careless actions. The good thing about this is it puts it well within you and your child’s control.