Children of all ages love to play at the park or playground.  Playgrounds give children space to climb, slide, jump, run and play with other children. All this is important for development, health and well-being.  In spring and summer, children between 1 and 9 years of age spend about 14 hours each week in playgrounds. 

Unfortunately, playgrounds are not always as safe as we think.  Every year, young children visit emergency departments for injuries occurring on the playground.   The most serious playground-related injuries are fractures and head injuries. These tend to happen when children falls off play equipment such as swings, play structures and monkey bars 

The good news is that serious playground injuries can be prevented.   Read more on this website about: