Exericse Safety Considerations For Children
Safety is always important when it comes to physical activities and your child.
Here are some guidelines to promote a safe experience:
Ensure there is proper adult supervision
Provide your child with the adequate and appropriate space for activities they enjoy. For example, skateboarding in a skateboarding park rather than in the street.
Review safety rules with children. For example, when swimming at the pool, there is usually posted safety rules. Review each of them with your child.
Check equipment prior to your child using it. For example, make sure the bikes are working properly.
Make sure your child wears the proper safety gear. For example, a helmet for bike riding, skateboarding or rolling skating. Study after study will show that helmets save lives!
Apply sunscreen on your child when he or she is playing outside
Ensure your child has hydration. Bring water to drink even if your child is playing in water.
If your child is in an organized sport, ask the coach what kind of safety equipment your child may need during the season.
Written by Anne Kolker
Written on Jun 15, 2012
Last updated on Sep 02, 2013