Helmets are a MUST!

April 30th, 2012

by Katrina Brooke

This time of year the weather is teasing us with warm days so we are headed outside to play!  Don’t forget to grab the helmets and play safe!

http://www.cdc.gov/safechild/Falls/index.html  FACTS from CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC 24/7: Saving Lives. Protecting People. Saving Money through Prevention.™.

We all want to keep our children safe and secure and help them live to their full potential. Knowing how to prevent leading causes of child injury, like falls, is a step toward this goal.

Falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries for all children ages 0 to 19. Every day, approximately 8,000 children are treated in U.S. emergency rooms for fall-related injuries. This adds up to almost 2.8 million children each year.

Thankfully, many falls can be prevented, and parents and caregivers can play a key role in protecting children.

Prevention Tips

Play safely. Falls on the playground are a common cause of injury. Check to make sure that the surfaces under playground equipment are safe, soft, and well- maintained (such as wood chips or sand, not dirt or grass).

Make your home safer. Use home safety devices, such as guards on windows that are above ground level, stair gates, and guard rails. These devices can help keep a busy, active child from taking a dangerous tumble.

Keep sports safe. Make sure your child wears protective gear during sports and recreation. For example, when in-line skating,  use wrist guards, knee and elbow pads, and a helmet.

Supervision is key. Supervise young children at all times around fall hazards, such as stairs and playground equipment, whether you’re at home or out to play.

Be Sociable, Share!


Comments Closed

About The Shyne School
 
facebook
Message Board
Coming Events

 August 2017

25 Last Day of Summer & Party

28 Closed Teacher Work Day
29-9/1 Summer Break for Part Day, Only & Plus Students. Open for Full Day Students.

Full Day Students attend 245 days 9/6/16-8/31/17 and pay for 240

Read more
Important Information

 The Shyne School is Currently operating for regular hours 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

The Shyne School will follow the Northshore School District snow or weather closures for Only (9:00-11:30 AM) or Plus (9:00 AM to 12:30/1:00 or 2:00 PM)

Read more
Tour Our School

Tours are offered Monday to Friday at 9:30 or 10:30 AM by appointment.

We offer open tours January through February each year. We offer individualized tours by appointment only for the class with openings March to December.  View the enrollment

Read more