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December 2014                                                                          
Playground Injuries Fact Sheet


Playground injury data is typically taken from children arriving at a hospital emergency room for treatment. This information provides an opportunity to review your playground and analyze problem areas where most injuries occur.

Where Children Get Injured:

  • About 45% of playground-related injuries are severe-fractures, internal injuries, concussions, dislocations and sometimes even amputations (Tinsworth 2001).
  • 75% of nonfatal injuries related to playground equipment occur on public playgrounds such as schools and day care centers.
  • Unfortunately a small percentage of playground injuries result in death. (70%) of injuries resulting in deaths occur on home playgrounds.  When children die as a result of playground injuries, 56% of the time it is from strangulation and 20% of the time it is a result of falls to the surfacing.    Read on.......

Congratulations December Map Stencil Winners

Eagle Hill Southport
Southport, CT 06890
Headmaster: Ben Powers

Pecatonica Elementary
Pecatonica, IL 61063
Teacher: Becky Gocken

Park Street Intermediate School
Grove City, OH 43123
Teacher: Arin Kress

Please call the office: 951-245-6970 to claim your map.

U.S. Map Stenciil Give-a-way
U.S. Map Stencil Contest
  1. Grants for Youth Programs in Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) by The Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation (Deadline: 12-15-2014)
  2. Community Grant Program 2014 by Walmart (Deadline: 12-31-2014)
  3. Driven to Better Health Program (Wisconsin) by Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (Deadline: 01-01-2015)
  4. Health Grants for Northern California Nonprofits (Northern California) by Kaiser Permanente Fresno (Deadline: 01-09-2015)
  5.  Improving Health Through Innovative Collaborations Grants by The BUILD Health Challenge (Deadline: 01-16-2015)
  6. Smart from the Start Grant Program

    Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, National PTA, Discovery Education

  7. Healthy Playground Makeover (Deadline: 3-25-2015)
Grant List on our website.
December Free Download
Christmas Brain Break Exercise Cards

The December Free Download is for our set of Christmas exercise cards.  Great for Brain Breaks and indoor recess.  Makes moving fun with the theme activities like : leap around the room as if jumping over toys, decorate the tree by reaching over head left and right side, and walk around the room shaking hands and saying "Happy Holidays." 

Use Code "dec14" at checkout to download your free set.
PE Program
bullying course
2 Go Games
Walking Program
 Virtual Store
 Sale extended until Dec. 5, 2014-  LAST 2 DAYS