Summer is here, and it’s the perfect time for you and your children to have fun and explore the great outdoors! However, with warmer weather and longer days comes a new set of safety concerns. Below are some essential summer safety tips to remember as your family enjoys summer activities together.

1. Sun Protection: Encourage your kids to wear sunscreen and hats when they’re out in the sun. Make sure they stay hydrated and seek shade during the hottest parts of the day. 

2. Water Safety: If your children are swimming or playing near water, supervise them closely. Make sure they wear life jackets if they’re not strong swimmers and teach them basic water safety rules. 

3. Roadway safety: With more people out and about during the summer, roads can be more dangerous. Teach your kids to be cautious around roadways, and never let them play near roads unsupervised. 

4. Playground Safety: Before your children use any playground equipment, make sure it’s in good condition and safe to use. Check for any broken parts or sharp edges that could cause injury. 

5. Emergency Preparedness: Make sure you have a first aid kit handy and know how to respond in case of an emergency. Teach your kids how to call for help if needed.