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Books about how kids can stay safe on the playground. – 09/13/12

Posted on: Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Our blog this week talked about playground safety and presented some tips for kids to help prevent accidents on the playground.  This week’s book suggestions continue with that theme.

Staying Safe on the Playground (First Facts: Staying Safe) by Lucia Tarbox Raatma is for kids age 6 and up.  “How can you prevent playground accidents?  What clothes can help you stay safe when playing on equipment?  Why are soft surfaces important on playgrounds?  Look inside to find the answers to these questions and more.  By learning a few rules, you can stay safe hand have fun on the playground.”  Review from Amazon.

Playground Safety (Be Safe!) by Peggy Pancella is for kids age 5 and up.  “Contents: What is safety?; Safe playgrounds; Check the equipment; Safety rules; Playing with others; Swings; Slides; Climbing equipment; Seesaws; Merry-go-rounds; Other ways to play; Strangers; Playground accidents; Safety tips.”  Review from Amazon.


Simon and Catapult Man’s Perilous Playground Adventure by Norene Smiley is for kids in preschool and up.  “Simon and his daring sidekick, Catapult Man, navigate the dangers of the neighborhood playground.  Kids will love following this precocious pair as they launch off rocket boosters (swings), evade space pirates on the impossible space tower (climbing frame) and battle Giant Worms in the worm holes (tunnels).  Alive with excitement, this adventure picture book can be used by parents and teachers to help children understand how to play safely…A fun way to end a lesson on safety.”  Review from Amazon.

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