At a park in beautiful Florida this week, I found a great play structure in the shape of a ship. A safety brochure covered the rules (below).
Challenge: Can you revise the rules so they make safety sound cool, with a focus on safe fun rather than on regulations? After all, it’s a play structure, not a prison.
Suggestions: Turn negative statements to positive or neutral, communicate calmly, and focus on what TO do rather than what NOT to do.
I included a typed version to work with.
ADULT SUPERVISION REQUIRED
NO unattended children!
Play at your own risk!
Play area intended for children 2-12 years of age!
Remove all loose cords, belts, ties or ribbons from clothing or hats!
NO bare feet!
Proper footwear required!
NO food or drink on the structure!
NO running, pushing, or shoving!
NO climbing on the trees!
I will post my revision tomorrow after the long flight home.