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Test Your Savvy on … Winter Sports Safety For Kids

 

1. Children should always wear helmets while skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and skating.

True     False

2. Before kids go out, they must don properly fitting warm clothes, goggles or wraparound sunglasses, and gloves or mittens.

True     False

3. If your kids are going sledding, it’s wise to check out their sled path beforehand.

True     False

4. Make your own judgment call when it comes to letting your kids skate on icy surfaces.

True     False

 

Answers

1. True. Research has shown skiing and snowboarding head injuries could be prevented or made less severe with helmet use.

2. True. Skiers and snowboarders should also wear wrist guards to reduce the risk for broken bones.

3. True. Stay clear of obstacles like trees, poles, or benches. Ensure that the path doesn’t lead to streets or highways, either.

4. False. Children should only skate on surfaces approved by police or recreation departments. They should also heed all warning signs about ice conditions.

 

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