Tips for Safely Getting Back to the Playground


Although our kids may be jumping at the opportunity to once again hit the playground, parents may still be feeling a bit cautious.  We loved these tips from on how to keep you and your family safe while enjoying all the playground fun.

  1. Visit at off times, and limit the length of your stay.
    When making a trip to the playground, try to go at times when it will not be busy, and plan to visit for no more than an hour at a time.
  2. Wear a mask + bring extras.
    Although you will be outside, it is still important to wear a mask especially if you cannot maintain a safe social distance. It doesn’t hurt to bring a few extras in case they rip or get sweaty from your little ones playing.
  3. Do not plan to eat at the playground.
    Bringing snacks to the playground may seem like Parenting 101, but kids may be tempted to touch their face with unwashed hands while eating.
  4. Bring water + avoid drinking fountains.
    Be sure to come with your own water to stay hydrated.
  5. Bring sanitizer.
    You won’t have access to soap and water at the playground, but you can still use hand sanitizer frequently.
  6. Closely monitor your child to ensure they’re keeping a distance from other children.
    The playground will still be just as fun while practicing social distancing.

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