What’s your favorite activity at the playground? The swings? Slide? Monkey bars? It’s hard for me to pick just one!
Playgrounds are supposed to a place where you can have fun, get some exercise and play with your friends. But sometimes kids get hurt at the playground.
Before visiting a playground, your parents may give you some rules, but just in case they don’t, here are a few do’s and don’ts while you are at the playground:
• Look down before jumping or climbing off the playground equipment.
• Leave bikes and backpacks away from equipment so that your friends don’t trip on them.
• Make sure that equipment is not too hot to the touch, especially in the summer months.
• Only one person at a time uses slide.
• Sit facing one another on seesaws, and only one person should sit on each side of a seesaw.
• Hold tightly with both hands when using a swing or a seesaw.
• Use playground equipment that is wet and may be slippery.
• Run too close to moving slides, swings or seesaws.
• Leave the playground without telling your parents where you are going.
• Play too rough when playing on jungle gyms, slides and seesaws.