Many children face risk in playgrounds for the first time. And it turns out that for this they are built. But parents, fearing for their children, often prevent them from taking risks. But if you think about it, our every step is a risk. Only by risking a person develops and goes forward. Are the risks justified when it comes to children?
In fact, these are parental fears, it is they who need to deal with them and try not to project them onto their child. In the course of its development, it goes from the so-called point of helplessness to the point of competence and responsibility. And the task of parents to accompany him on this difficult path, and not to block their fears, fears, projections. When the image of a competent little person is built up in the mind of a parent, and not of a small and inept one, the kid has more chances to be free in his endeavors and to feel confident. Even parents tend to ensure that children recognize the risks and dangers. The task of parents to identify the danger.
How do children on the playground affect their children? Here it is important to understand that the baby has its own life, and gradually it will still have to be let go. Yes, at the age of six it is terrible to do it, but at fourteen it is already very difficult to stand over it constantly and pull it off from each tree. In the end, either he is given more freedom gradually, or at some point he takes it himself, which in the end is no longer pleasant.
How else should parents behave on the playground to properly protect the child? For example, in European safety standards it is stated that children under three years old are accompanied by their parents by default, they cannot and should not walk themselves. It is believed that from three years and older people can already recognize the risks, and usually manufacturers of equipment for playgrounds lay the difference in age when constructing levels. And a kid of five years will not be able to climb wherever a seven-year-old can climb.
Also, child psychologists recommend not to wear scarves on children in cold weather, if the walk will take place on the playground. They very often develop from behind or from the front, constantly get stuck in something, they can suddenly wrap them on their hands, etc. If this is summer, then you should not wear shoes with unfixed soles.
It is necessary to distinguish between apparent danger and real. For example, there is a trampoline and there is a wall for a children’s climbing wall. What is more dangerous? According to experts, oddly enough, the trampoline is much more dangerous. When a child climbs on the wall, he is concentrated and understands that he may fall. When he jumps on a trampoline, he gets the feeling that everything is soft everywhere, and wherever he falls, there will be nothing for him. Although everyone knows that it is possible to fall unsuccessfully at the most unexpected moment and break a hand or damage children’s teeth so that then you have to visit a children’s dentist for a long time.
Do special children’s playgrounds contribute to child safety? For example, in Europe, rubber coatings have been used for more than 20 years, while in our country not more than 10 years. And when such coatings got accustomed to us, they went further abroad again. For example, in Germany, it is now practically impossible to find playgrounds with rubber coatings. And there are several good reasons for this:
– On the rubber coating is higher risk of concussion. Because there is an element of rebound.
– On any non-slip coating, it is much easier to tuck the foot.
The most preferred coating for playgrounds is wood chips. With the proper layer, it absorbs very well, drains water and is simply pleasant to the touch. And what is important, on chips it is quite easy for a person to move in a wheelchair. Even on playgrounds allowed to use small pebbles with a diameter of 1-1.5 cm, as well as sand and lawn. The child begins to take risks when he is confident in his strength, when he feels safe. Therefore, it is very important to teach the child to take risks.