Should I provide an outdoor play area?
Yes, and to ensure outdoor safety you must:
- have an outdoor play area surrounded by a fence that is at least 4 feet tall with 2 exits;
- make sure poisonous or potentially harmful plants are inaccessible to children;
- check the outdoor play area each day before children arrive to remove any health or safety hazards;
- remove standing bodies of water, broken glass, or stray animals; and
- clean up after your pets.