Kids love to play, and the playground should be the perfect place for it. Playing not only tests their newly acquired motor skills, but also allows them to interact with people their age.

However, the playground is also where our children can hurt themselves. Of course, we can’t be in a state of panic all the time. We must let our children be children and let them fall so they can learn how to get up.

That's why it's important to be aware of potential accident locations. Here are some usual danger zones:

(First published as "PLAYING IT SAFE: How to Prevent Playground Accidents" in the "Smart Parenting" section of Good Housekeeping Philippines' Jan.-Feb. 2001 issue. Adapted for use in Female Network. Photo by Bella_Domanie via

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