Number of unique resources found: 38
Description: This is a website presented by the National Wildlife Federation to help support parents in connecting their children to nature. By giving our children a "Green Hour" a day -- a bit of time for unstructured play and interaction with the natural world -- we can set them on the path toward physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Site includes activity suggestions, blogs, information, and a parent's guide.
Description: This Web site is dedicated to safe playgrounds for children. It offers information on how to make playgrounds safer, playground supervision kits with training materials and video, and a newsletter. You can also view a state playground report card for your state.
Author: Oesterreich, Lesia (35 more by this author)
Description: This comprehensive four-page checklist covers many aspects of home safety and offers suggestions on improving safety around the home.
Description: A brief playground safety checklist for parents and caregivers created by the National Program for Playground Safety.
Author: Mendehnall, Anna
Description: Keep your family safe this summer by following these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Info includes bike, skateboard, scooter, in-line skating, and heelys (wheeled shoes). Also includes gun safety, lawn mower safety, fireworks safety, and boating safety.
Description: This safety alert offers tips for preventing drowning in pools. It includes information on barriers and diving. Also available in HTML at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5097.html and in Spanish as "PISCINA RESIDENCIAL: Vigile siempre a los niÃ±os, advierte la ComisiÃ³n de Seguridad" at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/spanish/5097s.html.
Description: This website provides information on bicycle helmets from national standards, what to look for, how to size, best kind for your sport, and how to get kids to wear them. Links to other resources provided.
Description: It's a beautiful day - the sun is shining, the birds are chirping. What could be more perfect than a bike ride? But wait! Before you pull your bike out of the garage, let's find out how to stay safe on two wheels. This article outlines bicycle safety for children.
Description: This webpage is a part of the American Academy of Pediatrics and features articles and resources that relate to children's participation in sports. Included are accident and injury responses and preventative issues.
Author: Mincemoyer, Claudia (7 more by this author)
Description: This newsletter for parents discusses how to get your kids to cooperate, having fun camping out at home, and a warning about the use of infant slings. Also available in Spanish at http://betterkidcare.psu.edu/FTWTEsp/10JulyESPftwt.pdf.
Author: Mincemoyer, Claudia (7 more by this author)
Description: This newsletter for parents discusses tips to keep your young child safe around cars, and ways to make music fun. Also available in Spanish at http://betterkidcare.psu.edu/FTWTEsp/10SeptESPftwt.pdf.
Author: Mincemoyer, Claudia (7 more by this author)
Description: This newsletter for parents discusses how spending time with nature can have a positive effect on your young, how you can support your child care provider, why afterschool programs for children and youth make a difference and school bus safety. Also available in Spanish at http://betterkidcare.psu.edu/FTWTEsp/10AugESPftwt.pdf.
Description: Safety on the farm is very important and Farm Safety 4 Just Kids website gives parents and children ideas and resources on how to be safe when farming, especially when children are present. Farm Safety 4 Just Kids is also a membership based organization providing education and awareness in farming communities, although membership is not required to utilize the web site.
Author: Graham, Lynn (1 more by this author); Oesterreich, Lesia
Description: This fact sheet discusses how to keep children safe on the farm. It includes common hazards, describes children's abilities at each age and what the key dangers are for each age. It also includes rules and how to supervise each age.
Description: Children are born with an affinity for nature but safety concerns, a lack of outdoor play spaces, and increased time spent indoors with technology can limit chances for them to learn about and interact with the environment. Children who connect with nature become “active learners” and are more likely to become good stewards of the environment in the future. The resources listed include information on designing play spaces, activities to do with children, buying guides and a list of child-friendly websites about nature and the environment.
Description: This detailed guide for reducing entrapment hazards in pools was designed for use in building, maintaining and upgrading public and private pool/spa facilities. It includes a pool and spa entrapment hazards checklist.
Description: This fact sheet is designed to help parents and caregivers protect children from drowning. It offers statistics about drowning and guidelines for fences and barriers, alarms, and pool covers. It also has a "rules for pools" sheet at the end.
Description: This fact sheet is in a question and answer format and provides information on why to use repellent, how to use it, what type of active ingredients have been approved by the EPA for use, and which ones work the best. There is also specific information on using repellent with children.
Description: This fact sheet explains how to choose insect repellents and use them safely for children and adults. It discusses ticks and Lyme Disease, as well as what to do if insect repellent is ingested and other forms of exposure.
Description: These materials warn of the dangers of leaving children unattended around water
and give tips about how you can keep children safe. This link provides a poster in English and Spanish.
Description: This URL contains links and brief descriptions of consumer product safety documents that pertain to playground safety. Also includes the link for the Public Playground Safety Handbook.
Description: A swimming pool can be very dangerous for children. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips to prevent injury and drowning.
Author: Parker, Steven
Description: This web blog is managed by Dr. Steven Parker, M.D. This section contains information on sun exposure, how to protect against the sun’s rays, and what to do if you or your child receives a sun burn.
Description: This fact sheet describes some drowning risks around the house that you may not be aware of and offers safety tips to prevent children from drowning. Also available in Spanish as "Este Alerta Sobre Los Peligros De Ahogamiento En El Hogar" at http://www.cpsc.gov/nsn/inhomesp.pdf."
Description: This fact sheet discusses how to prevent sports injuries in children. With children’s sports-related injuries continuing to rise nationwide to more than 3.5 million annually, keeping kids healthy is a top priority for parents, schools and sports leagues. Despite the plethora of protective gear kids now wear for practices or games, their developing bodies are still vulnerable to injury.
Author: Graham, Lynn (1 more by this author); Charles V. Schwab
Description: Learn how to keep children safe on the farm with the suggestions from this fact sheet. Information is included on safety for children from toddlers through age eight, including the specific things to guard aginst at each age.
Description: This booklet is a detailed guide to safety barriers around outdoor pools. It includes sections on how to prevent a child from getting over, under and through a barrier.
Author: Stone, Janis (6 more by this author)
Description: This brochure describes the effect of being out in the sun and ways to protect yourself from the sun. It also provides some general information UV exposure.
Description: This safety alert discusses hazards associated with spas and hot tubs and offers advice to prevent deaths and injuries.
Description: Each issue of the Sports Shorts newletter examines a single sports-related condition and is designed for both physicians and parents. One side has information for the physician and the other side has information for the parent and patient, which can be copied and distributed to families during a health care visit. Sports Shorts has been discontinued but is available as an archive.
Description: This website contains information on these safety topics, providing age specific information where appropriate: sun protection, heat stress in exercising children, water safety, insect safety, playground safety, bicycle and other wheeled vehicles safety, and lawn mower safety.
Description: This website contains information on these safety topics, sun protection, heat stress in exercising children, water safety, playground safety, bicycle and other wheeled vehicles safety.
Available in Spanish at http://www.state.nj.us/dcf/documents/news/publications/SummerSpan.pdf.
Author: Bush, Gayle
Description: Understanding how water illnesses can spread during water play and other activities is a first step to keeping young children and caregivers healthy. Water can be used for a number of fun activities with more than one child using the same water.
Author: Carlson, Frances
Description: This NAEYC article explains what big body play is and how adults can supervise and support this type of play.
Description: This website provides consumers with information regarding the safety of children on farms. The mission of Farm Safety 4 Just Kids is to promote a safe farm environment to prevent health hazards, injuries, and fatalities to children and youth. The site provides resources and training to individuals to promote farm safety.
Description: On this Web site about farm safety, you can select from a number of agricultural tasks to evaluate if your child is ready to perform them. You may also order their resources online.
Description: This fact sheet describes the occurrence and consequences, cost, groups at risk, risk factors, and prevention strategies associated with playground injuries.
Description: The world's leading publication for the latest news on children, youth and their environments. Endorsed by UN-Habitat and guided by a distinguished Editorial Advisory Board, the Journal is a one-stop online resource, which supports the sharing of knowledge across disciplinary and national boundaries. With readers in over 160 countries, the Journal provides easy access to authoritative research articles, in-depth analyses, cutting-edge field reports, and critical book reviews.