Shopping the toy catalog is a hallmark of childhood. But as the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and other caring adults buying toys this holiday season, you want them to love the gift, but also play safe. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, almost 262,000 toy-related injuries were treated in emergency rooms in 2011, and more than a third of those cases involved children ages 4 and under. Rasmussen College’s School of Early Childhood Education has compiled a list—and checked it twice—of five tips to keep your little ones playing safe:
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