Playtime Seychelles promotes and advocates safety and safe environments for small children in Seychelles.
Worldwide, nearly 1 million children die from injuries every year. Tens of millions more require hospital care for non-fatal injuries. More children die of injuries than die of cancer, asthma and infectious diseases combined. Injuries affect children of all ages but small children under five years are at a particular risk. The most common injuries are traffic injuries, burns and falls, poisoning drowning and suffocation.
Children explore their surroundings with great curiosity unaware of all the risks that exist around them. For this reason we as adults need to keep a step ahead to prevent accidents. Small children will always hurt themselves, it is a part of growing up, but as adults we can prevent and minimize the accidents, especially the dangerous ones with catastrophic aftermaths.
Many of the injuries can be prevented by be aware of them constant supervision and safety equipment for the home, safety car safety seats, pedestrian reflectors, bike helmets and safe toys.
Convention of the Rights of the Child art. 24 state, that children have the right to safe environments.
Playtime Seychelles have a project called “Safe Children Happy Parents”!
We have published 6 different publications about safety for children that we have donated to Seychelles National Library and they are free to download at our website. You can read two of them online here.
We write and publish safety articles in the daily newspaper Nation to spread information about safety for children among the public.
Playtime Seychelles has written and published a storybook “Sa pti baba kirye.” (The curious baby) that we have donated to the National Library Children’s Department. You can read the book online here.
Parents can watch our video clip about safety equipment for the home on our website or on YouTube.
Playtime Seychelles has promoted the use of a small part cylinder in Seychelles. Parents can use the cylinder to check out all small things that could be dangerous for a child under 3 years to put in the mouth and could cause suffocation. The use of a can cylinder prevent suffocation from small parts like coins, peanuts or detachable parts of toys like eyes, small wheels, filling from stuffed animals etc.
We have donated 100 Small Part Cylinders to Seychelles Hospital Maternity Ward to give to new become mothers and by emailing or call us parents in Seychelles can get a cylinder for free from Playtime Seychelles.
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