One morning while taking my preschoolers to the playground, I learned a valuable lesson. On the same playground stood equipment for both younger and older children. Although my preschoolers had been warned about the dangers of using the bigger and taller slide, Misty a five-year-old in my classroom, climbed the ladder. Making a successful ascent to the top, she immediately prepared to slide down as she had seen the older children do. But as Misty started to slide down, something happened. Instead of coasting down the slide like others, she fell approximately eight feet. Landing face down, her small motionless body lay on the safety surfacing.
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