The days are getting longer and warmer. Summer is just around the corner, which means more time for children and families to spend playing outdoors.
As the temperature rises, so does the risk of injuries from outdoor play. To help keep summer safe and fun, the Consumer Products Safety Commission published a burn safety awareness fact sheet, which provides important safety tips for the playground:
Planning a playground in a warm climate? Communities and schools in the process of designing new play spaces should consider shaded areas in their design. Placing a slide in a naturally shaded area could help prevent burns from equipment. Positioning the slide facing north will also help reduce temperature gain.
Spending time outdoors is usually a wonderful experience. What tips do you have for keeping your family safe when spending time outdoors?