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How to play slides correctly and safely?

Date:Apr 20, 2020 Click:        Slides are integrated sprots equipment, it need to start the activity by climbing. When playing the slides, children need firm will and confidence, which can develop their spirit of courage. And when kids whooshes down from the slide, they can enjoy the happiness of success.
Slide is one kind of children’s sport equipment, can be commonly seen in kindergarten or children amusement parks, generally suit for kids from age 3 to 6 years old. There are also slides for special use, such as to save lives. A slide is that to put ladder on one side of a high shelf, and put slant ramp on the other side, usually there are two kinds of ramps, straight and bent. Kids can go up from the ladder, and slide down from the ramp. Among the many outdoor development activities, there are few sports for kids fun. Because of this, slide is an indispensible facility of chilidren amusement park, kids have a lot of fun with slides through their childhood. Playing slides have a lot of advantages for kids growth and development. However, do all the parents know how to play the slides safely for different ages of kids?
1. To promote baby’s tactile development, baby can have different tactile experience when playging a variety of slide.
2. Baby gets his initial experience about speed through slides. Different lengths, slopes of slide can bring different speed experience to baby. Most of the baby’s initial experience comes from playing slide.
3. Activate coordination, enhance body control. During the process of playing slides, baby needs to master their balance and speed, which can activate their body coordintaion skills.
4. Promote sports development. Playing slides oftenly, the baby can have very good balance ability, and good balance ability is the basis of athletic ability.
Methods of playing slides
1. Slide down with the help of adults. When baby can sit independently, parents can bring the baby to play slide. Dad or mom holds baby sitting on the slide, hands on the baby’s armpit and sliding down from the ramp. After several itmes experience, parents only need to put the baby on the top of slide, and mon crouch at the lower end of the slide, dad standing next to the slide nursing the baby, let the baby slide down himself.
2. When the baby is able to walk unsteadily, parents can take the baby to play low and gentle slide. Mon hands on the baby armpit, help the baby to climb to the top of the slide, encourage the baby to slide down himself. Parents cannot hold the baby firmly, and check the slide is smooth and clean or not before sliding.
3. The baby play the slide independently. When the baby can play tall slides, let the baby climbing to the slide himself, and then slide down.
4. Play with companions together. Parents can take the baby to children’s park, to play the slide togeher with a small partner, guide the baby to communicate with companion actively, and train baby’s humility quality.
How to play slide for different ages of baby For the baby among 8 months and 1 year old? They just can play the low indoor slide, since this time the baby don’t have good balance ability, parents should protect the baby all the way during the process of sliding down.  
For the baby from age 1 to 2 years old, the baby can play a small slope straight slide under the protection of the parents, and let the baby to learn the rules of the slide.
For the baby from 2 to 3 years old, try to let the baby play a small slide himself, to guide the baby to control speed by holding and loosening the slide, and feel how to maintain balance and the body friction.
For the baby among 3 to 4 years old, let the baby try to play large slide and spiral slide, to exercise the baby’s body coordination. And can let the baby to climb on the smooth slope of the slide to enhance his limbs strength, also coordination of the hands and feet.
Safety dressing when playing the slide
1. Clothes can’t be be too thin or too thick. Because some surface of the slide is not so smooth, it may scratch the baby if the cloth is too thin. Thick clothes will affect the baby’s action, nor safe during the climbing process.
2. Don’t dress the clothes with a rope or hard things, brooch and so on. The clothes with a rope may cause baby choking if hook into the railing when playing, and the clothes with hard things like big buttons will make the baby pressed injuries. Other things like brooch or pin even can’t be put on the clothes when playing the slide.
Emergency treatment methods for injuries when playing slide if fall from height, firstly please check the injured part and observe whetherthe baby is awake or not. To check if there’s vomiting, coma and other symptoms, also if there’s head trauma or eminence, the body and limbs as well as the joints can move freely or not. If only a partial bruising, can do cold swelling on the bruising part. Skin abrasions situation, if the wound bleeding, wash the wound first, then disinfected. If there’s bruising, compressing there cold packs.
Please also pay attention to the skin scald, in summer, the temperature of the plastic slide outdoor is very high, and when the baby playing slide can create heat which will inevitably burn baby’s little ass. Under the hot whether, parents should check the temperature of the slide first before the baby playing the slide.