Summer Safety Essentials

Enjoy summer with these helpful safety tips. For more information about Goddard School safety, visit your local School’s website.

Little girl playing in the garden pouring all the water from a garden hose.

Water Safety

Splash your way through summer, safely, of course!

List bullet icon Never leave children unattended near water, even if it’s only a few inches deep.
List bullet icon Dispose of any standing water.
List bullet icon When swimming, make sure your child wears a U.S. Coastguard approved life jacket.
List bullet icon Get children into swim lessons—the younger the better.
List bullet icon Be vigilant with children around water. There should always be always at least one adult supervising children in or near the water.
List bullet icon Swim where lifeguards are present.
List bullet icon For year-round water safety, don’t forget to purchase a toilet seat safety lock to keep curious little ones out.
Shot of a young family enjoying a day at the beach

Sun Safety

Have fun in the sun all summer long with these simple safety tips.

List bullet icon Keep infants younger than 6 months in the shade as much as possible.
List bullet icon Dress infants younger than 6 months in lightweight long sleeve shirts, pants and a brimmed hat.
List bullet icon For children older than 6 months, always apply sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 30. And remember to reapply!
List bullet icon Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun when it’s strongest—between 10 am and 4 pm—when possible.
Photo of a young African American family of three enjoying a day at  the beach, walking hand-in-hand.  2013 iStockalypse L.A., California.

Outdoor Safety

Safely explore the great outdoors all season.

List bullet icon Clear away any clutter from outdoor play spaces, such as sharp sticks, tools or trash.
List bullet icon Teach children not to play in the street.
List bullet icon Complete a thorough tick check after outside playtime.

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