Spring has finally arrived! As the temperature outside increases, so does the amount of time that kids spend outdoors playing sports
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends every child have an opportunity to participate in sports or any recreational interest that promotes regular physical activity. In addition to the physical benefits, playing sports helps kids develop self esteem, healthy homework habits, teamwork and critical thinking skills that will last a lifetime.
As parents (and cheering fans), it is important to know simple ways to help your children stay safe and still have fun playing sports. Read on for great information on spring sports safety.
~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor, HealthyChildren.org