The importance of play
for the healthy development of children is clear. Safe and accessible playgrounds
give children the opportunity to challenge themselves and develop physically, mentally, and socially. However, not all playgrounds are created equally. Our communities need to take action to develop safe and usable playgrounds for our children's health and well-being.
Injury prevention expert Gary Smith, MD, FAAP, comes on the Healthy Children Radio show to talk about how parents can make sure the places their children play are safe. In a second segment, Dr. Smith talks about injuries that often occur in inflatable bouncers
, and how parents can reduce the risk their child will be hurt.