Getting the Kids Swinging

Written by Channel 8 Cleveland on June 25, 2013. Posted in Electronic indoor basketball hoop, Trampoline columbia md, Trampolines for sale

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The San Francisco Golden Gate Park featured Americas first playground in 1887. Their playground included swings, slides, a carousel and even goat powered carts, but today you can transform your backyard into a modern play area with an outdoor swing set that would make those goats jealous.

From age 2 to 7, kids are learning the critical skills of hand eye coordination, balance, fine motor skills and gross motor skills. Kids outdoor playsets give them the perfect environment to practice their running, swinging, jumping and climbing. In fact, starting early allows them to develop the good habits of physical activity and exercise.

Regular activity, like playing on an outdoor swing set, promotes psychological health and reduces anxiety in kids. Learning to play with others on big backyard swing sets can also establish good social skills and manners. Swinging and other physical activity makes it hard to not enjoy playing with others.

Incorporating a trampoline into a backyard playground provides another level of physical activity for children. Moms might jokingly encourage physical exhaustion, but physical activity also has the benefit of helping kids build healthy bones and muscles, reduces the risk of obesity and can help prevent disease, such as diabetes.

Regardless of your reasoning behind incorporating an outdoor swing set into the backyard, some general safety guidelines will insure that everyone benefits without getting banged up. Finding a good location for an outdoor swing set with proper clearance is critical. All it takes is one child running into a swinger to risk a serious head injury or potentially lost tooth.

In laying out the outdoor swing set or playground set, if it includes a slide make sure that it has enough clearance as well. The child should have decent space to come off the outdoor swing sets slide without bumping into trees, bushes, rocks or other landscaping objects. Other children should have enough clearance too so that they do not put anyone in danger of a collision. Research more here. To see more, read this.

Comments (6)

  • September 25, 2013 at 9:17 am |

    I used to love my old metal swingset. The kids do not realize how lucky they are these days with their giant forts.

  • Ron Mann
    February 25, 2014 at 9:03 pm |

    Haha! Our neighbor had one of those swingsets. We would always pile into the little platform swing and try to tip it over.

  • March 27, 2014 at 10:08 pm |

    Haha! Our neighbor had one of those swingsets. We would always pile into the little platform swing and try to tip it over.

  • Rick Oliver
    April 27, 2014 at 2:11 pm |

    Haha! Our neighbor had one of those swingsets. We would always pile into the little platform swing and try to tip it over.

  • May 27, 2014 at 2:13 pm |

    Haha! Our neighbor had one of those swingsets. We would always pile into the little platform swing and try to tip it over.

  • Ernest Wheeler
    June 26, 2014 at 2:16 pm |

    Haha! Our neighbor had one of those swingsets. We would always pile into the little platform swing and try to tip it over.

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