Winter Safety Advice for parents and kids

 

Winter is an exciting time for kids. It brings great outdoor activities, such as snowboarding and skating, but also cold weather, ice and snow, which can present a danger to children. But that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy the winter. Here are some winter safety tips for both parents and children.

 

In general

 

Clothing

 

 

Skating

 

 

Skiing/snowboarding*


Children should:

 

 

* With lessons from a certified instructor, it's okay for younger children to snowboard; however, their coordination is not fully developed until age 10 years.
Reference: Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors

 

 

 

Sledding

 


Children should:

 

 

Snow forts and snow banks


 

Children should NOT:

 

 

Snowballs

 

 

 

Snowmobiles