For kids, there’s nothing better than an outing to the playground on a breezy, sunny summer day. It’s been a favorite pastime for generations alike. But, playgrounds aren’t just fun and games. They offer kids vital physical, cognitive and social interaction crucial for their development. “Playgrounds allow kids to master motor skills and interact with […]
Keeping kids safe in and around cars begins in the driveway. In this Children’s Channel video, Stephanie Weigel, the injury prevention coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, discusses blind spots, hyperthermia and other hazards related to kids and parked vehicles.
Nearly 3.3 million American children live in households with firearms that are, at times, kept loaded and unlocked, according to Safe Kids USA. In this video, injury prevention coordinator Gia Ramsey emphasizes the importance of education and common sense when keeping kids safe in households with guns.
From a well-worn, hand-me-down teddy bear to the latest building blocks set, parents should carefully inspect toys before they make it into the playroom. In this video, Gia Ramsey, injury prevention coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, offers this and several other tips to help ensure a child’s safety at playtime.
Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1-4 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this video, Gia Ramsey, injury prevention coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, stresses the importance of supervision when children are near water, as well as several other strategies to help keep kids safely in the swim.
At highway speeds, a car travels more than a football field in the time it takes a driver to send the average text message. In this Children’s Channel video, Heather Trnka, injury prevention coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses texting and other distractions that create life-threatening situations for drivers and passengers alike.