Zaenah's Blanket Foundation - ....wrapping children in love 1 blanket at a time
The Great Indoors and Outdoors 

Zaenah's Blanket Foundation, Inc. understands that the ability to play, create and discover is crucial to development during all stages of life. It's important for children to tackle new adventures whether it's indoors or outdoors and it's important as caregivers that we can treat the inevitable mishaps (bumps, bruises, scrapes and cuts) that happen along the way. 
 
Part of enjoying great play with your little ones is being ready for anything. When you’ve got your first aid kit and know how to handle minor mishaps, you’ll worry less and have more fun. Remember these tips to tackle any unexpected boo-boos on the go... Be prepared for injuries. Have at least one person with up-to-date training in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on site at all times. (Yes even at home!)
 
Indoor

1. All adults should have a clear view of the child/ren in their care at all times during activities. 

2. Teach children how to properly use scissors and other supplies.
 
3. Make sure all electrical outlets contain safety caps.
 
4. Supervise children & pets when pets are around children.
 
5. Watch toddlers when using natural environmental play materials like water, sand, earth, plants, and flowers to keep them from putting these materials in their mouth. Teach children that only food should be put in the mouth.
 
6. Check all games and puzzles for possible choking hazards.
 
7. Teach children to practice safe and appropriate behavior and to know and use designated play areas.

8. Ensure that all indoor play equipment suits children’s ages and developmental abilities.
 
Outdoors
 
1. Check for drawstrings around the hood and neck of children’s outerwear and clothing. 
 
2. Watch toddlers when using natural environmental play materials like water, sand, earth, plants, and flowers to keep them from putting these materials in their mouth. Teach children that only food should be put in the mouth. 
 
4. Check for loose screws and jagged metal on all playground equipment (slides, swings, monkey-bars, benches, etc). 
 
5. Make sure the playground is free of broken glass or other objects that could pose a safety hazard to young children.  
 
6. Teach children how to use playground equipment safely (such as going down the slide feet first). 
 
7. Ensure that all outdoor play equipment suits children’s ages and developmental abilities.  
 
8. Position adults near outdoor equipment that moves during recess.
 
9. All adults should have a clear view of the playground at all times. 
 
10. Teach children to practice safe and appropriate behavior and to know and use designated play areas.

 
 
Zaenah's Blanket Foundation Incorporated is a 501 (3)(c) organization