(HealthDay News) -- By age 5, children begin to realize just how many activities they can participate in. But with many of these newly discovered pursuits comes the danger of injury.
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So the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends you teach your child:
- Basic bike safety, from wearing a helmet to not riding in the street.
- Street safety. Show a child where it is safe to walk and where to avoid.
- Swimming and water safety, including rules barring swimming without an adult nearby, and never playing near water.
- Car safety, including always wearing a seat belt and being properly restrained in a car seat or booster seat.
- Firearm safety, including a firm rule that children should never touch a firearm. All firearms should be securely locked and stored out of a child's reach.
-- Diana Kohnle
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