Children are embracing the warmth and heading outdoors this spring and summer.
Many of them will spend their days on playgrounds.
Play areas can bring joyful moments, but they can also lead to injuries.
More than 200,000 children are brought to hospitals every year after hurting themselves on playground, according to BrainLine.
The Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue (PWCDFR) has released a few suggestions that can help keep kids safe while on them.
Parents and guardians are encouraged to remove strings located on clothing, which can prevent kids from getting caught on equipment
PWCDFR also suggests they check play areas and be aware of any dangers on playgrounds, according to a release from PWCDFR.
Adults should supervise children and use playgrounds created for their age.
Additional information can be found the Playground Professionals website, the Safe Kids Worldwide website, the National Program for Playground Safety website, or the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website.
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