Play It Safe Outside

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With so many kids engaging in television, video games, and computer activity, it seems what most children are in dire need of is some time outdoors. Playing outside gives your child a chance to blow off some steam while getting their daily dose of physical activity. And yes, we all know that means they're actually exercising... and enjoying it. While outdoor play is plenty of fun, it's important to exercise caution and follow proper safety precautions. For starters, there should always be adult supervision when your child is outside. Accidents happen... and they happen fast. You don't want your child chasing a ball into the path of oncoming traffic. Or what about stranger danger? There is a multitude of things that *can* but *won't* happen so long as you're keeping a careful eye on children. If you're at a playground, make sure your children are using the equipment in the proper fashion.