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What are the Key Swing Set Parts to Give Your Kids Fun?

What are the key swing set parts to give your kids fun? As a parent or grandparent, you can’t help but look back and compare how things are for the modern child with when you were young. I know that I was guilty of this when I thought about buying a swing set for my son recently.  I kept remembering the items of playground equipment that I had fun on when I was young and assumed that the current generation would also like them. Of course, the world has changed since my childhood. These kids consider me positively ancient. For...

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5 Surfaces Underneath Your Cedar Playsets to Save Your Child From Harm

A Guide For What To Put Beneath Your Swing Set If you decide to buy your kids an outdoor playset, you are going to want to make sure that they are safe. No matter how well constructed the actual playground equipment is, you cannot guarantee that there won’t be any tumbles or falls. Kids are kids, and they are undoubtedly going to take risks and push themselves in their play. Indeed, some of the best learning experiences come from them trying out new things and extending themselves. This means that you really should think about the type of surface on...

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Outdoor Play on Your Wooden Swingset is Essential to Your Kids' Health

I have just returned from my nephew Wyatt’s fourth birthday party. What a hive of activity as little kids spent the morning running harem scarem, playing to their hearts’ content. I didn't hear a cry or a squeal, just the sounds of kids having fun, outdoors on a gloriously sunny day. The centrepiece to their fun was my sister’s wooden swingset and fort, with a large grassy area beside it for the kids to run to their hearts’ content. Yes, I do have an advantage over many of you reading this - I am in a sunny climate, and there...

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