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Parents & Educators

Winter is upon us, and the following tips will help parents and children stay safe this winter.

Winter Safety for Kids

  • Check often to make sure your child is warm and dry. Younger children should take regular breaks and come inside to warm up.
  • Never send children out in extreme weather, such as snowstorms.
  • If your child's feet and hands are warm, they are likely appropriately attired.
  • Dress your child in layers that can be easily put on and taken off.
  • A hat is essential as a lot of body heat is lost through the head.
  • Ears should be covered at all times to prevent frostbite.
  • Mittens are warmer than gloves.
  • Select warm, waterproof boots with enough room for an extra pair of socks and to wiggle toes around.
  • Remove drawstrings from clothing that could catch on climbing or other play equipment. Use Velcro or snap closures instead.
  • After play, remove wet clothing immediately.