Use Play Equipment Safely

Using play equipment requires the development and use of motor, communication, social and behavioural skills. If you think about the equipment in your local park and how all of these skills apply you will be able to develop your own safety steps. Each child will be at different stages in their development of these skills and each parent/carer will need to devise a specific plan. For example using a slide:


1. Climb the steps to the top

<p>1. Climb the steps to the top</p>

2. Wait at the top for your turn

<p>2. Wait at the top for your turn</p>

3. Sit down with legs in front of you

<p>3. Sit down with legs in front of you</p>

4. Hold onto the sides of the slide

<p>4. Hold onto the sides of the slide</p>

5. Push off and take your hands from the sides

<p>5. Push off and take your hands from the sides</p>

6. Slide to the bottom, stand up and move away

<p>6. Slide to the bottom, stand up and move away</p>

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