They say that the place where accidents commonly happen is at home. As funny and ironic as it may sound the truth remains that our houses is where most of the dangers to our children lurk. Even when playing kids indoor games accidents is a biter reality that we have to always deal with.
What are the common causes of accidents at play?
There are a lot of factors that contribute to the high rate of accidents happening inside the house. Some of them are due to outright neglect and some due to forces that we have no control over. Some of the major causes of accidents at play are lack of attention to the kids, horse playing, and lack of guidance and outside factors.
Lack of attention or lack of supervision by adults result in accidents even when kids indoor games are played. The adult in charge must always be vigilant and watchful when there are kids playing inside the house. This is because the house was never intended to be a play area. Things that are out of place can and may lead to serious injuries when they are left unattended. So be sure to watch after the kids when they are playing inside the house.
Horse play is common among kids and they enjoy this silly ritual as a form of release or expression of happiness and other emotions. Often times when left by with their own devices kids who are engaged in horseplay often find themselves getting hurt or seriously hurting others. Again, the amount of attention adults in charge pay kids when they are horse playing can mean the difference between injury and enjoyment.
Even when adults pay close attention to children at play it is never a guarantee that they will not get hurt or get into an accident, they will still get into one if left unguided. Guiding the children during play is as important as watching out for things that may hurt them or cause them injury. Guiding a child during play means setting rules along the way to what she or he can and cannot do. This minimizes excessive horse play or aggressiveness during play time that may lead to injury or inflicting injury to other kids.
Other factors that cause a good time to turn into a parents' nightmare are things like animals, open doors, a pool, and other factors that we have no direct control over. These are the things that make an accident an accident. They are the little things that we couldíve put away or done something about but never did and it ended up spoiling a fun time for the kids.
Kids' indoor games were meant to provide alternative entertainment to kids that cannot get fun out of the outside world. Kids who are playing indoors should be protected form all kinds of peril inside the house and it's the duty of the adult in charge to ensure that the house is a fun and safe place for kids to enjoy.