Wednesday, April 16, 2008

National Playground Safety Week April 21-25



Spring is in the air, but unfortunately so are falls. The Consumer Product Safety Commission cites falls from equipment as a factor in 70% of the nation's playground injuries. Teaching children how to fall properly can greatly decrease the injury rate. According to Dr. Thompson, Executive Director of the National Program for Playground Safety, "the best person to teach the 'fall safely method' is the school physical education teacher."

Check out the free materials from the NPPS website including a checklist for schools and parents on keeping children safe on playgrounds. Working together with NPPS, we can make America's playground safe for all children.