Play times are fun times

Play times are fun times – Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they are going to catch you in next?

Franklin P. Jones (1774-1848)

Kids are curious, active and imaginative. They may take chances that can result in an injury.

Research has shown the follow fact!

  • Falls are responsible for 43% of all unintentional injury hospitalizations for children under 10 years of age
  • Falls are the leading cause of hospital visits
  • Boys fall more than girls (56% vs. 44%) except on playgrounds where the injuries were equal
  • 5-9 year old have the highest rate of falls from playground equipment, more than any other age group
  • 5-9 year old kids are often hospitalized due to falls from playground equipment.

    Combination playground equipment (plastic)

    Combination playground equipment (plastic) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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