Preschoolers Need Lots of Active Play

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

“It’s time for recess. Everybody get ready to go outside,” said the teacher. All of the preschoolers lined up to head out. Once outside, the preschoolers were engaged in all sorts of activities. Some children were playing a game of tag. Others were climbing on the monkey bars, swinging from one rung to the next. Other preschoolers were chasing a soccer ball. All of the…

Treating Kid’s Scrapes and Cuts

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The boy shouted over to his mother, “Hey Mom! Watch me do this trick.” The boy proceeds to attempt to jump the curb on his skateboard. However, the edge of the skateboard catches the curb and the boy is propelled onto the sidewalk, landing on his knees. When he stands up, his scraped knees are starting to bleed. The mother rushes over quickly to help…

Bounce House Safety for Children

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

“Bounce house!” screamed the little girl as she sprinted out towards the inflatable that had recently appeared in her yard. Several children were hot on her heels and soon shouts of joy could be heard from the bounce house. This was quickly replaced by the sound of crying as the little girl came crawling out. “Those big boys came and landed on me and hurt…

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