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Safe Playground Adventures

We live in a world bound by health and safety guidelines. How do we keep our children safe but also promote creative and imaginative play. This collection will ensure the safety of your children in the playground. It will also give you ideas on how to teach children about calculated risk, exploration and adventure.
A Collection By Amy Watson
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Safe Playground Adventures
  • Amy Watson says:
    This website provides useful information and statistics in relation to playground safety. You can purchase supervisor kits and handbooks for further education. There is a checklist for kids to assess the safety of their playground.
  • Playground Safety Resources

    Website
    peacefulplaygrounds.com
    peacefulplaygrounds.com
    Amy Watson says:
    Another useful website loaded with products and resources. My favorite part of this website are the links to safety in extreme weather conditions. It's something that can often be overlooked and as the decision of whether it is too hot or cold to play outside is often left to school administrators, it is important to be aware of all the risks and how they can be minimized.
  • Amy Watson says:
    It may seem easy enough to give the playground a quick glance over for any safety issues, but this checklist will make the job more thorough. It can be used as it is or as a guideline to create your own. By using a checklist on a regular basis you will be more likely to keep children safe in the playground environment and avoid potentially dangerous mishaps.
  • Playground Supervision

    Website
    earlychildhoodnews.com
    earlychildhoodnews.com
    Amy Watson says:
    It is generally a case of using common sense, but adequate playground supervision is crucial to the safety of children. These ten easy steps are helpful reminders of what can be done to ensure that adults are doing the best they can to ensure safe play for children.
  • Amy Watson says:
    Here is playground safety lesson that can be taught over three sessions. It comes complete with links to resources as well suggestions for variation and extension. It's perfect to use as it is, or adapt to meet the specific needs of your class and your playground.
  • Amy Watson says:
    This is a fascinating short documentary about an 'adventure playground' in Wales. It may not be realistic to create such a playground in your school, but there are certainly some valuable ideas here. This link also involves a discussion, so to skip straight to the film, fast forward to 5min20. I particularly love the explanation surrounding the difference between risk and hazard - something that every teacher can implement into their classroom.
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