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
Playground Safety Post
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.
Download our Safety Week Brochure:
Our children go to school in their bodies. Play is one of the ways they flex them, explore them, understand them, and connect to other people. We also live in virtual worlds that are the result of our imaginations. They need the ability to exercise that too. You see you can’t get to all the things we value – creativity in business, in work, in social systems, in the arts and the sciences if you imagination has atrophied.
Slyde the Playground Hound reminds you and all your friends to “play smart, play safe” and encourages families to “get outside” on National Kids To Parks Day coming soon. Click here for Slyde’s newest coloring page>
Playground Safety Week – April 23th-27th Playing Safe! Slyde cares a lot and you can too.
Download our Playground Safety Week brochure: playground-safety-week-10things-brochure.pdf
Slyde the Playground Hound; is he a real dog or an imaginary character that you see in cartoons? It depends.
Slyde the Playground Hound; does he really hang out at the local playground using the magic bone on his belts as a tool to tighten nuts and bolts, to ensure that the equipment is safe? It depends.
Slyde the Playground Hound; does he really teach kids how to be safe? Does he have a role in creating a climate of confidence in a child’s ability to master himself/herself in the physical element and social environment of a playground?
In celebration of National Playground Safety Week, SLYDE the Playground Hound encourages children of all ages to PLAY SMART, PLAY SAFE™. To join the fun and learn what you can do to play safely, come meet SLYDE live during this Saturday’s GET OUTSIDE WITH SLYDE™ event.
JOIN SLYDE the Playground Hound for GET OUTSIDE WITH SLYDE™
This Saturday – April 28th 10 AM to 4 PM as part of the National Playground Safety Week
There’s nothing like a little cabin fever to make one look forward to spring! And, just like April showers bring May flowers, cabin fever in February makes children long to play outside, but forget to be wary. So it is every Spring, Slyde the Playground Hound encourages all children to remember to Play Smart, Play Safe™ Slyde style.