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Having an almost two-year-old and feeling like a clan of monkeys living in our house, our child is wild, messy and has a lot of raw energy an untamed animal might possess. All children are different, but most children have the instinct to climb and get into things and places they are not supposed to get into, whether it is something they may potentially destroy or somewhere they may injure themselves.

When I was a kid my neighbor, an elderly home-bound lady, had a “cool” backyard playground. She did not have any children, just a cool playground.

  • Keep an EYE on your kids as they play. Supervision is a key to preventing injuries. Parent involvement is also a key to getting the kids outside to play!

8/28/2013 The City of Taylorsville Utah shut down one of their busy roads for the day to promote "getting outside." Everyone was encouraged to come out and bring their bikes, scooters or their walking shoes! At our booth kids played bean bag toss for a chance to get stickers and a Slyde book. There were a lot of really fun booths and great people. Best of all Slyde the Playground Hound showed up and spread the word about playgorund safety!      

Thanks to everyone who came out!

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month!! What are you doing to keep your children from becoming obese? Here is a great resouce to see what PlayCore is doing to help prevent childhood obesity. 

This article provides great information on how you can try and prevent injuries while your children are playing on the playground. 

 Playgrounds can offer children a great place to get exercise and have fun, but parents need to be aware that there is a risk for injuries and know how to prevent them...Read More

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07-29-2013 The children of Azure Meadows Subdivision, Taylorsville, Utah, were surprised, educated, and entertained by a special guest appearance of Slyde the Playground Hound. Slyde made his appearance in celebration of a new park playground grand-opening.

With estimates reporting kids ages 8 to 18 spending an average of seven and a half hours per day being plugged in to electronic devices, parents are looking for simple solutions that don’t cost a fortune. Guess what, your local playground provides both a simple solution to getting kids to unplug and . . . it’s free. Drop the remote and get going.   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/01/get-your-child-offline-and-outdoors_n_906697.html

This week is Playground Safety week! Slyde supports the efforts to protect children while they play and has provided us with ways to learn about playground safety and have fun. Click on the link provided to learn more ways to celebrate this week. 

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