Safety for All Seasons :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Safety for All Seasons!

Safety For All Seasons - Kohl's Cares at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Kohl'sCares Committed to Kids' Health and Education

K.I.S.S. Your Kids (Kohl’s Is Sold on Safety) has a new name!

“Safety for All Seasons” will continue to be your trusted source for research-based child injury prevention information. In 2014 we will be focusing on helmet safety – keeping your brain safe throughout the year by using the right helmet for the right sport activity, while continuing to offer comprehensive safety tips. Watch this page for community events, coloring contests and other ways you can get free information, or even a free helmet!

Nationwide Children’s Hospital, with generous support from Kohl’s Cares®, sponsors a seasonal educational initiative to promote the prevention of the most common injuries seen in our emergency department – injuries that are leading causes of death for kids and parents.

Coloring Contest

You can win a new bike/safety helmet! The 2014 Summer Coloring Contest runs June 1 – 30, 2014. Contest page will appear this month in the Columbus Parent Magazine, ThisWeek Newspapers and The Bag circular (in Marion, Newark, Zanesville, Chillicothe and Lancaster), or you can download and print it and all the rules right here!

The Summer 2014 coloring contest will be our LAST CONTEST! Watch this page in the Fall for more information about our next adventure!

Coloring and Activity Book And Calendar

Our “Safety for All Seasons” activity book is available to download and print right here: “Safety for All Seasons.” Watch this page for free calendars coming soon!

INJURY PREVENTION and FIRST AID TIPS

NOTE: If you would like to print the non-English versions of these, please set your printer setting to 11x17” - English versions print on two 8.5 x 11” pages.

Improve Your Balance with Play!

Moving around is great for your health! Kids who are active tend to…

  • think better

  • be more fit

  • have better balance

  • get hurt less

  • have an easier time playing with other kids

  • might even get sick less!

Try this!

  1. Improve your balance #1: Ask an adult if you can stand on couch cushion or pillow. Try to do it on one leg. Can you hold it for 1 minute? Can you do it with your eyes closed?
  2. Improve your balance #2: Stand on both feet. Jump up and land just on your right foot. Now try landing on just your left foot. Try this several times. Was one side easier than the other?
  3. Improve your balance #3: Put your back against the wall with your feet 12 inches from the wall. Slide you back down until you are “sitting” in an invisible chair. Can you stay like that for 1 minute? See if you can do it on one leg. Climbing stairs also makes your legs strong!

Get one hour of play every day!

Great Links!

  • Check out Columbus Parent online and their MomStyle e-newsletter, and ThisWeekNews for monthly safety tips and other great information!

  • Visit www.recalls.gov to check for recalls on your high chairs, cribs, car seats, toys, and more.

  • Teen Safety: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants you to know that you DO have the greatest influence over your teen's behavior in preventing car crashes and deaths. Talk with your teen about staying safe behind the wheel. Then, keep the conversation going. You can steer your teen in the right direction, and "Parents Are the Key" has proven steps that can help.

  • The Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) is working to reduce death and disability in kids.

  • Choking Prevention Tips from the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

  • The Trauma Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital is also a major resource for injury prevention for the children of Central Ohio.

  • The Central Ohio Poison Center provides free, confidential emergency poisoning treatment advice -- 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Call 1-800-222-1222.

  • Check out the H1N1 Resources page or search our website for information about the influenza virus or any other health or safety topic!

  • Learn more about how the Kohl’s Cares for Kids® program directs time, effort, and funding toward keeping kids safe and healthy across the country.

  • For car seat questions and places to get your car seat checked, please check out:

  • If you need to call about car seat fittings and other questions, try:

    • (614) 722-6524 Nationwide Children's Hospital Passenger Safety

    • (614) 722-2400 Safety Research and Policy

    • (614) 645-7748 Columbus Public Health

    • 1-866-CAR SEAT (1-866-227-7328) Ohio Traffic Safety Office

Activity Book Solution Pages

For more information contact the K.I.S.S. Program Coordinator at (614) 355-0679.

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000