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Guide to Toy Safety

t 爺 痛 记 首 的 計 酋 首 RASMUSSEN COLLEGE Guide to Toy Safety Rasmussen College's School of Early Childhood Education has compiled a list-and checked it twice-of five tips to keep your little ones playing safe: PICK AGE-APPROPRIATE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Take into account the "recommended age" posted on toys but also be realistic about your child's abilities, maturity level and other kids/pets in the home. For example, this year's best sellers Legends of ChimaTM The Lion CHI Temple Lego® set or the Cra-Z-Art® Sparkle Loom Bracelet Maker contain small pieces which are never suitable for children under 4 – and even some 8-year-olds aren't ready to handle them. THINK BIG (OR BIGGER) Toddlers and babies like to chomp things. Until they reach the age of 3, all toy parts should be bigger than his/her mouth to prevent the possibility of choking. A quick at-home test is to try fitting it through a paper towel roll. If it fits, it's not safe. This year's featured toy-and a classic best seller--the Fisher-Price® Little People® Fun Sounds Farm Playset, has plus-sized animals safe for toddlers to enjoy. LOOK FOR STURDY AND STRONG Well-made toys are the best (and safest) toys for kids. Parts should be securely attached and ready for hard play. The durable design of this year's VTech® Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station Playset and the Leap Pad® Ultra's tough frame make them perfect holiday gifts for hands-on learning. Also watch for sharp and protruding edges, and with wood toys, make sure there is no possibility of splintering. LeapPad Jackson Pet Cst Chat Gama Game Musn PROJECTILE PROBLEMS Toys that shoot objects into the air can cause serious eye injuries and present choking hazards. You can still buy toys with projectile parts, like the popular Nerf® Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow, but make sure the kids who receive it are old enough and have appropriate eye-protection. 0000L BEWARE OF MAGNETS Building sets, action figures, dolls and other craft toys today often contain magnets that can be extremely dangerous. If swallowed by children, magnets can tear tissue and cause damage to the intestines. So we recommend a magnet-free stocking for the little ones! This Infographic was created by Beehive PR for Rasmussen College

Guide to Toy Safety

shared by bthompson327 on Nov 28
Almost 262,000 toy related injuries were treated in emergency rooms last year. Using a few of the 2013 Top Toys, The School of Early Childhood Education at Rasmussen College has put together 5 tips fo...


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