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April is National Youth Sports Safety Month. With spring weather here, our kids are going to be playing outside more often. That means daily bike rides in the sun and Saturday sporting events! Keeping our children safe during these types of events and general play time is important. Helmet safety should always be taught to children and reinforced to let them know that wearing a helmet is in their best interests. Here are some ideas for making children aware of helmet safety.
Lead by example: If kids think wearing a helmet isn’t fun, show them that it’s not about being fun, but about being safe. Explain the dangers of not wearing a helmet, and the health risks children can experience if they fall without a helmet on. When you are participating in an activity that requires one, wear a helmet yourself. Children learn a lot by imitation, so be a role model for your kids by always wearing a helmet! Also be sure to point out famous athletes or that wear helmets to enforce the idea that wearing a helmet is necessary for safety.
Teach proper helmet wearing habits: Show your children the proper way to wear a helmet by demonstrating before they even get on a bicycle. Make a rule stating that if kids want to get on a bike, they have to put on a helmet first, properly! Double check for them each time they head outside for a ride on their skateboard, bicycle, or roller blades. By starting early, you instill helmet habits that children will naturally develop with repetition.
Encourage friends: Kids learn a lot by watching what their friends do, so if they see their friends wearing helmets, they will want to wear helmets as well and be more inclined to encourage each other to wear helmets. Make a rule that your children and their friends must wear helmets when participating in outdoor activities like cycling or skateboarding!
Educate your children: Tell children why they need to wear helmets so they understand the meaning behind having to wear helmets. Let kids know that it is for their safety and they could be seriously hurt if they fall and do not have a helmet on. Try to share the health risks and injuries they can experience if they are injured.
Plan bike rides: Reinforce the importance of helmet safety by planning family outings skateboarding or roller skating. This not only allows for repetition of helmet safety, but allows you the opportunity to be active as a family.
Spring is the perfect time to introduce and enforce helmet safety in your home!
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