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Monday, December 9, 2013

Recycled Plastic Playground Equipment

We have recently added a selection of recycled plastic playground equipment to our website. You may be thinking, "What are some good reasons to choose recycled plastic equipment?"

  • Sustainability- It is good for the environment. By reusing plastic materials and turning them into these playgrounds the plastic is kept out of landfills. 
  • Safety- These playgrounds are designed with safety in mind. Not only are the safe on the environment, but they are safe for children! Materials used are non-toxic.
  • Design Variety- You will not have to sacrifice on design or color just because these playgrounds are made from recycled plastic. A wide variety of colors and playground designs are available!
  • Quality- These playgrounds don't look recycled! The plastic used to create these structures still looks brand new, even though it is recycled. There is no loss of quality.
Camp Bighorn Recycled Playground
To read our full article on sustainable playgrounds click here.

To see our new selection of recycled plastic playground equipment click here.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving Time

Thanksgiving is the start of my favorite time of year, the holiday season. There is something about this time of year that brings out the joy in everyone. For as long as I can remember I have loved getting up on Thanksgiving morning and watching the Macy's parade, smelling all of the wonderful aromas coming from the kitchen. My favorite Thanksgiving foods are deep fried turkey, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie. With all of the delicious food to eat on Thanksgiving, it is important to stay moving!

Many family's enjoy playing a game of football during their day. My parents sign up for a local 5K that benefits those who are less fortunate during the holidays. Kids are even welcome at these races, so it is a great family activity, helping others while keeping your fitness in mind. There are many party games that can be switched up a little to include Thanksgiving elements. "Pin the feather on the turkey" is just one example! The possibilities for fun are endless.

Keep in mind the need for physical activity this holiday season. Many holiday gatherings are centered around food, and that is great! But it is even better to play together as a family, too.

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Halloween can be such a fun holiday! From trick or treating and carving pumpkins, to corn mazes and haunted houses, every family has their own fun Halloween traditions. Of course, there is always a ton of Halloween candy and treats involved. The question for many parents is, how can you keep your kids moving and burn off all the extra candy?

There are many great ideas that can still be Halloween related! Put on "Monster Mash" and let the kids dance away. Turn a game of Capture the Flag into Capture the Ghost with the simple change of flag color to white. Have races while the racers hop like frogs, or wobble like zombies

For a full list of physical Halloween activities that are fun click here.


Happy Halloween from AAA State of Play!


Friday, October 18, 2013

Bullying Prevention

Bullying seems to always be in the news. Tragic stories of bullying lead us to think of how we can stop bullying when we see it. Bullying can occur anywhere. From the playgrounds to the classrooms, and after school activities to the Internet, the task of combating bullying can seem overwhelming. We have published a guide on our website that focuses on bullying prevention. With focusing on the prevention aspect, we hope to stop bullying before it gets started.

Studies have shown that bullying occurs every seven minutes on the playground, and every twenty-five minutes in the classroom. Online bullying, or cyberbullying, can occur any time, day or night. Sometimes, bullying can be so severe that a child refuses to go to school out of fear or embarrassment. The National School Climate Center states that 85% of the time, there is no intervention from adults or even other children. Despite the severity of bullying (some cases have led to suicide), little is done to stop or even prevent it.

One of the easiest ways to prevent bullying is to simply teach your child about bullying. They need to feel comfortable discussing the topic, so that if it happens to them they will be more likely to tell an adult. They also need to be able to recognize signs of bullying in case they have a friend who is being bullied. Children can reach out to those being bullied and can become an ally when informing an adult.

Bullying isn't just physical. Bullying can be verbal as well. Just because there are no physical signs of bullying, such as bruises, does not mean bullying is not happening. A lot of scars from bullying are emotional. Recognizing the emotional changes in children can help to catch when bullying is occurring.

Bullying is a serious issue and while our article is not the only answer, it is a great place to start.

To read the full guide, click here.

Monday, October 7, 2013

NRPA Congress 2013- Houston, Texas

Today, a few of our sales representatives flew down to Houston, Texas for the 2013 NRPA Congress. The National Recreation and Park Association, or NRPA, hosts this show every year as a way for its' 40,000+ members to get together and explore the latest in the industry.

Once in attendance, members can browse the booths of various organizations and see first hand the great products that are out there. Learning about new companies, visiting with old friends, and making new network connections are just a few of the fun things that go on on the show room floor! Attendees have to opportunity to join in hundreds of educational sessions on a wide variety of topics and hear several speakers.

Each year the NRPA hosts this conference in a different city, enabling attendees to explore cities all over the country!

To learn more about the NRPA click here.
To learn more about the NRPA Congress click here.


Thursday, September 26, 2013

What is Poured in Place Surfacing?

Poured in place rubber is a seamless surface that is poured in two layers to create a safe playground surface. The bottom layer is a cushion layer and is made of cushion materials; either buffings or chunk material. The cushion material is chosen specifically for the size and cut of the area. It is put in place at specific depths for proper fall height protection and bonded together with a predetermined urethane ratio. This layer is allowed to cure before installing the wear course.

The top layer is called a "wear course" and is typically 3/8" thick and comprised of either EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer), a type of synthetic rubber, or TPV (thermoplastic vulcanized), which boasts superior color and longevity. The wear course is the layer that is seen.

Poured in place surfacing with a fun design
There are a few different options of poured in place rubber. You can determine the right one for your job based on fall height requirement, color options, UV stability needed, high or low traffic areas, and overall durability. Our representatives are very knowledgeable and can help you determine the right type of poured in place rubber for your project.

There are many benefits of using poured in place rubber. It is a soft, yet durable, surface that will protect children while they play. It can be used both indoors and outdoors. There is a wide color variety with poured in place rubber. One of the coolest things about this surfacing is that you can create designs with it. Pathways can be laid in to guide children around the playground. Shapes, logos, designs, and other graphics can be put into the surfacing encouraging learning, games, and imagination. Sound can even be implemented into the surfacing adding an element of discovery and surprise.

Below is a video showing how the surfacing is done!



Monday, September 23, 2013

Keeping Physical Activity Fun

With all of the technology that is on the market, it can be hard to get children away from the television and outside to play. Children often view physical activity as work. Even for adults the idea of exercising sometimes does not seem appealing. That makes it even harder for kids to be active when we aren't always their best role models.

There are many ways to keep physical activity fun! In a recent article from the Reynoldsburg News, a paraprofessional from Slate Ridge Elementary School, Vincent Van Slyke, provides a more structured recess environment. These recesses include structured games of kickball, soccer, hopscotch, and more! Van Slyke does not require children to participate, but encourages them. He even plays along with the kids! The school is seeing more and more kids encouraging their friends to join Van Slyke's games, and even starting games of their own.

Van Slyke and other members of the Reynoldsburg Schools community have noticed that children are more likely to play when adults are playing along, rather than just supervising.

Other ways to keep physical activity fun can be found in this article on our website. Not only will you find tips on keeping activity fun, but you will find benefits of physical activity as well.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

New Category!

You may have noticed a few changes to our website. We have been working hard to redesign a few things to make your experience even better. Another new change, and one of my favorites, is the addition of the Playground Sale category. This category features products that are 50% off! Every structure in this category is brand new and is part of our Ultimate Play Program. Be sure to get these structures soon. They are only available for a limited time!

Lil' Sprout Play System
Below are a just a few of the new designs we are proud to feature.
Candies Crush Play System
Copper Canyon Play System

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

It's Back to School Time!

Many kids have already started back to school, and those that haven't soon will! August brings excitement for the new school year, the start of football season, and though it means the end of Summer, August promises a new Autumn.

Because kids are back to school, they have less time to spend outside playing. That is why recess is so important! It not only gives children a chance to get out of the classroom and burn off some energy, but it helps them to stay fit and active.

Get Physical Gamma
The Get Physical Gamma Fitness Course is just one of four structures in our Fitness Course section. These structures are great for keeping kids fit and active all while having a good time playing outside. They will have all the fun of recess and all the benefits of active play.

Check out the overhead picture to see what all is included with this fitness structure!




Get Physical Gamma Overhead
Get Physical Gamma
 

Monday, July 22, 2013

How To Choose Playground Equipment For a Home?

We may never notice but children shape up their personalities while playing and there can be nothing better than playground equipment for ideal physical, social and mental training. It is quite natural for children to get tempted on seeing an object worth playing, but sometimes it becomes impossible for us to take our children out. Kids tend to become irritable when not given a chance to burn their energies.

In that case, indoor playground equipment can bring back the smile on your kid's face. However, there are some precautions to be followed while choosing the indoor counterparts. Kids are often unaware of the forthcoming danger when they are playing. So it becomes our duty to provide them with the best and safest equipment along with the fun factor intact.  One must always make sure that kids' play does not turn in to a nightmare hence the equipment must be chosen with great care.

Here we have listed some points to remember while buying equipment for a home.

The first thing to be kept in mind is the space. If you happen to have a limited area, never ever go for a giant piece. It will just block the ways and the risk of getting hurt increases.

Indoor playground equipment are generally similar to their outdoor counterparts, for instance you will get mazes, tunnels and interconnected pathways for both indoor and outdoor. Contemporary monkey bars, jungle gym and slides are visually more appealing and with these kids don't have to compromise on the fun quotient too. If you want an indoor gym equipment, there can be nothing better than a spider-wall.

While the outdoor ones are inspired more from adult games (basketball, football) and focus on body co-ordination; home equipment teach team work, resilience and are more full of curiosity.

Children's playground equipment are meant to be chosen wisely. While the right ones are fun and good source of learning, the unsafe ones may make you repent for rest of your life.

Advantages Of Commercial Playground Equipment

Commercial Playground Equipment have evidently brought children back to the playgrounds. Kids who spend much of their time in front of the television can't resist the temptation of being out there on the ground and have fun with their peers.

The commercial counterpart proved to be of greater importance on the conventional ones on account of being more creative visually and physically. In past one decade, commercial playground equipment have undergone huge makeovers. Gone are the days when one or two slides, a simple merry go round and tire swing were all a playground had. The contemporary equipment are made of a variety of material and are available in hundreds of shapes and colors. Not only are they delight to eyes, but they agitate every stimulus in kids.

Classically, woods were used in making park equipment. This had more chances of children getting cuts and scratches as they had splinters and were not very soft. The modern version is coated with soft synthetics. If kids fall they are less likely to get bruised.

It would sound like a cliché if I say that spending time outdoors is really good for children. Modernized playground equipment have not only brought children back to the parks, but they carry a lot of added advantages too. They are something more than just means of exercise. Over and over it has been said and observed that sharing, empathizing, competing with children of same age, later become an important part of an adult's personality.

Spider’s walls, swings, rotating nets and basketball hoops are not only games, they help children develop mentally and increases awareness about their surroundings.

Children's playground equipment provide platforms of learning while playing. Successful in captivating children's visual senses, they are the best ways of having healthy fun. The equipment let children spin, slide, balance, hang and climb.

Setting up an Indoor Playground

No doubt outdoor playground equipment is fun but one can’t deny the fact that the indoor counterparts are equally important. Who does not want his kids to have a healthy mind along with a healthy body? Hence kids' psyche must be properly understood for providing them with the right kind of playground equipment.

Some people are so much so in love with their childhood memories that they look forward to setting up an indoor playground center as a business venture. It may seem kids' fun but mind it, a commercial indoor playground center requires a whole lot of brain storming before taking a final shape. We have clubbed some points to consider before you finally give a go to your new venture.

Make up your mind for the size of your indoor playground center. The factory size varies according to the target age group. For instance, if you are planning a playground for 0 to 5 years kids, your factory could be as small as 400 square meter. If you are planning to have a factory for all age group, it needs a minimum area of 650 square meter. In terms of height, a toddler playground can be as high as 4-6 m while an all age group center may demand up to 7-10 m high space.

Once done with the space, the second most important factor is budget. On a frank note, nobody can provide you with a correct estimate. However, roughly it may cost around $500 per square meter. The prices may vary depending on the fitting. For a better idea, one may refer to a catalog to determine more accurate size versus cost ratio.

Look for a proper location, probably a lower economic growing area would do good as the number of children there is comparatively high. Do not forget to get a car park area too.

Cafeteria, toilets, party rooms and air conditioners are next crucial aspects. The cost of establishing the center should not reflect on the food you serve. The meal is ought to be tasty, good quality yet economic.

When you own a play center, you need to have a staff too. Make sure that the people you hire are polite and good to children. Also make sure that your indoor playground center is neat and clean. Nobody will leave their children to a place full of filth.

While designing your indoor playground make sure you pick up some really attractive equipment. Have more of skating space and make sure that you set up play systems in such a manner that parents can view their children directly.

Be happy, warm and friendly and we are sure your customers will repay you the same.

Keeping Children Hydrated On Playgrounds In Summer

Summer holidays, longer days, warmer temperatures, less tight schedules and the playground, this is what a perfect setting for children requires. Summers let families spend more time together playing outdoors. The importance of playing outdoor has been discussed over and over. Almost everyone knows that play is good for health, both mental and physical. Now we will consider some other important aspects of keeping fit while playing out in sun.

Playing outdoor does contribute a lot in shaping up your child's personality but continues exposure to UV rays in sun and getting dehydrated subconsciously may take a toll on your ward's health. As adults, it is our duty to make sure that our children hydrated and energized while out in sun.

Children often do not realize or ignore the urge of having water while playing. All they know is thirst, but by the time they feel thirsty, they already lose a lot of fluids. In this write-up, we have mentioned some tips to keep your children cool and hydrated on the playground.

  1. Do not forget to carry water along. Most of the parks and playgrounds do have drinking water facilities and fountains but it would be better not to rely on them totally. On an average, one must consume 12 ounces of water per hour. But if it is a sunny day, or your kid happens to be really active, take extra water with you.
  2. Resting in shade and taking breaks is another good idea of escaping from excess heat. Look for shaded areas on the playground or look for parks that have shaded play systems to keep your kids cooler during play.
  3. With so much of physical activity, children are likely to feel hungry. If you pack snacks along, try and take hydrating fruits like cucumbers, strawberries, watermelon, pears, oranges and apples. They are healthy, refreshing and full of fluids in comparison to potato chips and wafers.
  4. It is advisable to go to the playground when the sun is not overhead. Got to the playground before 10:00 am or after 4:00 pm.
  5. Last but not the least, always apply sun screen before stepping out in.
  6. Choose commercial playground equipment which has a sun shade.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Reasons why your Kid needs a Playground

In the words of George Bernard Shaw, 'We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing'. Truly said, playing is the quintessential activity that should be followed all through your life. During the early age, a person needs to involve into playing games and other activities not only for his physical development, but also for the emotional, social and personality  development.

Kids of 21st century are now more involved in spending time in front of the television, computer or playing video games. This has led to lethargy and other adverse health related symptoms in kids of a very young age. Every school premise has a playground or an open ground with all the equipment that helps a kid experience the fun of playing games outdoors.

But actually how helpful is an outdoor playground for kids?
  • Playground fosters a sense of companionship and instills a sense of team spirit among children.
  • Outdoor activities help children to become agile and develop their motor and sensory skills.
  • Promotes spiritual, moral and character development. Playing also develop health, cooperation and self-confidence of children.
  • Kids learn relationship building, self-control, negotiation and tolerance.
  • Enhances communication skills.
  • Removes tiredness, laziness, and promotes creativity, focus and concentration.
  • Physical exercises build up strong muscles and bones.
All these advantages are provided by playing outdoors. However, the only challenge is to get the kids on the playground. For such a problem, many parents have to push their kids to get involved into playing games outdoors. Therefore, manufacturers have created effective and alluring equipment for both normal and physically challenged kids to play and grow themselves.

Playground for kids include slides, swings, climbers, bench swings, sandboxes and sand diggers, spring riders, and more. The equipment is available at competitive prices and of superior quality for fun filled and developmental activities to be played by kids on the playground.

Things you need for Children's Playground

If a classroom restricts a kid from looking outside the window and daydreaming his fantasies and dreams, then all a kid needs to do is get outside the window, literally! Out on the ground with its friends and classmates, a child gets engaged in all sorts of physical activities. It interacts with others, form a deep bond with other friends and learn the techniques of interaction, communication skills, team spirit, self-discipline, and competition.

Playing games outside on the ground also contribute to a child's cognitive, physical, emotional, mental and social development. To achieve all these things from a tender age of childhood, many schools, parks and even houses have started to maintain an open ground or a backyard playground for their children. Setting up a children's playground, requires a proper planning. The foremost element to be concerned of is of the safety of children. A thorough examination of the playground equipment is to be made. Look out for sharp edges or if there is a possibility of children getting injured due to bad designing of the equipment. Also each equipment installed should withstand all weather conditions; be strong and durable; affordable and require low or no maintenance.

When it comes to buying such equipment, prefer plastic equipment which is eco-friendly. Following are the major 5 types of children's playground equipment:
  • Sliding Equipment
  • Spinning Equipment
  • Climbing Equipment
  • Hanging Equipment
  • Balancing Equipment
Along with these equipment, children would love to have various other things in their playground. These can be sand with which they make sandcastles or different structures; fountains; vegetation including flowers, trees and bushes; park benches and shelters under which they can rest and relax.

The above mentioned equipment and other elements will keep children engrossed in playing outdoors rather than spending time slouching on the sofa watching a TV or computer. The kids’ playground equipment is available in bright colors, designs and in various shapes to meet the needs of a school, park or a house. Keeping the plan and budget in mind, buy equipment and gift your child maximum enjoyment and a happy childhood.

Best Choice for Playground Equipment

Childhood is the best time of a person's life. This is the time which is devoid of any worries. You learn a lot about life and relations, stress free. This is the time to make friends, dream big and imagine a world of your own. Running around in open fields, swinging high and aiming for the skies, living various characters, and so much more a kid does in its childhood.

All these experiences of life not happen only in schools or at homes, but mostly on the playground. And a major contribution for kid's development begins right outside a classroom, on an open ground with all the swings, slides, climbers, etc. No matter how much the technology has advanced and has replaced board games, a playground will always be the first and foremost element for a kid's development and  will never lose out its place in a child's life.

Talking about playground, it has all the equipment to in-build benefits associated with them. While the traditional playground had equipment made of wooden or metal, the conventional ones have started using plastic playground equipment. High grade plastic, which is recyclable is used in designing swing sets, picnic tables, balance and seesaws, merry go rounds, playhouses, fun tubes, spring riders, climbers and many more.

The plastic equipment is made in attractive colors and is safe for kids. These are structured in a way that it becomes appropriate for usage by all kids-  both normal and physically challenged. The equipment is strong and durable and can take up any amount of weight. Placed outdoors, these withstand all weather conditions like strong sunshine, continual rains and even hailstorms. Why the use of plastic playground equipment has increased in today's world and being more preferred over wooden and metal is because the equipment is designed with strict attention to the laid industry standards and regulations, which make them even safer. Also plastic is 100% recyclable making these eco-friendly. These have a long lasting life and are mostly maintenance free.

Kids plastic play equipment is indeed the best alternative to other wooden or metal equipment which are slowly declining in the market. Finally, the reason or factor of installing plastic play equipment is the cost consideration. These are quite affordable and because they come in various colors, shapes, sizes and designs, you can easily use these for your playground and give your kid a beautiful childhood.

Why Playground Equipment Are Important?

Playground is the first place where children start working on their social skills. Here, they learn sharing and general behavior with their peers. Basic socializing is learned at a young age which is groomed and developed later on in life.

Playgrounds are a common place for children from different backgrounds and societies. They interact, communicate, empathize and share with each other while playing together. They get to face unfamiliar people, situations and learn to adapt to these changes and grow as an individual personality. This is also a good place to make friends out of classrooms.

Kids also enhance their imagination power while playing and use playground equipment as props of their fictional world. This translates to brain development. The next important thing is physical activity. While sitting back at home, kids hardly get a chance to burn their energies off; this body demand is met only through playing. Playground equipment cater to their need of jumping, running, hopping and crawling.

Children are innately attracted to swings and slides. Site of a park full of rides is enough to lure kids and ask you to stop the car. While kids learn to interact and socialize, they also learn ways of self-protection when exposed to unpredicted situations like jumping from a considerable height or coming down from a high slide. While in playground they develop self-confidence and a sense of competition which is an important part of an adult personality. Children also develop a sense of harmony with environment, peers, place and community.

Preschool playground equipment help in development of all the traits which children might require as adults. While there are so many positive attributes associated with playground and playground equipment, children are more likely to get hurt during outdoor activities, hence safety should be the prime priority.  No one can guarantee 100 percent safety however; adult supervision can minimize the risk. We must teach children the right way to play, so they don't end up hurting self and others.

Preschool Play Equipment for your Little Ones

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Jack goes to a preschool and spends equal time in learning and playing. Jack and other kids of his age attends a school to learn how to read and count, play with dough and paint, etc. Besides these indoor activities, kids enjoy the outdoor activities even more. The outdoor activities played on the playground are the core to their daily dose of learning as they learn how to behave in the social setting and also help them improve their hand-body coordination. Besides these, playground games and activities develop physical strength and imagination also.

A variety of preschool playground equipment is placed in a playground. They are Merry Go Rounds, Fun Tubes, Spring Riders, Balance and Seesaws, Swing-sets and many others. Simple and innovative-technology based equipment; these are designed with a proper structure and height. Talking about quality of equipment and the playground itself, it should never be compromised. It is the quality of the playground which would ascertain the safety of the children as well as the recreation value of the playground. It is only natural for the parents to ensure the safety of their children. This equipment are supposed to be child friendly and so a lot of emphasis is made on ensuring smooth edges and no sharp or rough edges. Special equipment for disabled kids are also designed so that these kids are not deprived of the joy of playing outdoors.

For a safe and exciting playground experience, a wide range of efficient products are provided by equipment suppliers that can be chosen from. They are Play Systems and Structures, Swings and Seats, Outdoor Park Furniture like benches, climbers, and picnic tables, and many other playground accessories give an overall fun.

All children are different. The kids’ playground equipment are designed to suit the collective need. On an open playground, kids can play together irrespective of their abilities and disabilities. If you find it difficult to source the suitable preschool playground equipment, Internet is the best option. You can get best deals at affordable price, best designs and of superior quality.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Indoor And Outdoor Playground Equipment - Advantages And Dis-advantages

A playground is of two types, namely indoor playground and outdoor playground. Both are having their own advantages and dis advantages. Talking about the collection of indoor playground equipment, it includes indoor tubes for crawling, indoor slides, and climbing decks. On the other hand, the collection of outdoor playground equipment includes monkey bars, play slides, merry go round, sandboxes, swing set, chin-up bars, playhouse, overhead ladders, and jungle gym.

People usually prefer to go for the indoor playground equipment because of the several reasons. Firstly, they can have a constant supervision on the every activity of their kids. This can protect the children from getting several severe injuries. Secondly, if the playground is installed at a home or a school, children will get protection from the outside hazards such as dangerous ultra violet rays and heavy rains etc. Thirdly, even if the children will fall from the equipment, they will not get severe injuries, as the indoor equipment does not have much height as compared to the outdoor equipment.

But the sole reason why people cannot go for the indoor playground equipment is because of the space problem. The homes usually do not have enough space to place the playground equipment. On the other hand, outdoor playground equipment will give children a wide area to play. By playing at the outdoor playground, children can communicate with the other kids and can share their first experiences with them. This will help them in becoming socially interactive and even the introvert children will be able to communicate with others without any hesitation or fear.

In order to protect your children from the outside hazards, you can go for the shade structures. These quality structures will protect your children from harmful rays emitted by the Sun. You can find a number of structures at the playground equipment suppliers' websites in various designs, colors, and sizes. And to make sure that your children will not get injured by falling from the equipment, you can go for the playground surfacing. Such high quality surfacing will bounce back your children if they will fall on it and hence, they will be protected from getting severe injuries.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Why You Should Purchase Playground Equipment Online?

Do you want to see a smile on your children's face? If so, just purchase playground equipment for them. A playground is a place where children can enjoy and rejuvenate themselves with other kids of the same age groups. Nowadays, you can find a number of online suppliers providing quality playground equipment at affordable prices. Purchasing playground equipment online is much easier than going to various shops. There are several benefits of purchasing playground equipment online, which include:
  • The first and foremost benefit of purchasing playground equipment online is that you will be able to see a huge collection of equipment by just a click of your mouse. On the other hand, if you will go to the different shops to purchase equipment, you will not be able see the entire collection.
  • The second and one of the most important reasons for purchasing playground equipment online is that most of the online suppliers provide various exciting schemes and discounts, which you will not get anywhere else. There is a huge difference between the price of the same equipment offered by an online supplier and a physical store. So, it is recommended to go for the online supplier rather than a physical store.
  • Purchasing playground equipment online will save your precious time. By purchasing something online, you just have to click your mouse and the thing will be yours. It is very easy, convenient, and time saving. On the other hand, by going to different physical stores, you will waste a lot time and it will also not guarantee that you will get the product at the best price.
  • Another major reason of going for online shopping of playground equipment is that, in very less time you will be able to differentiate between the price and the quality of the same equipment offered by different online suppliers. On the other hand, this will not be possible if you are going to a particular physical store.
So, if you are going to purchase playground equipment like commercial swing set, it is recommended that you should purchase it from an online supplier.

Reasons to Purchase a Recycled Playground Equipment

Nowadays, a number of people are purchasing playground equipment for their children. The sole reason behind this is that it is having a number of benefits. By playing at the playground, it will help the children in their overall personality development. It is said that the first three years from birth are very important in one's life. So, if a person will get to learn some exciting things at the initial stage of his/her life, then it will help him/her throughout the life.

Talking about the benefits of playground equipment, it can help the children to become physically as well mentally active. Not only this, it can also help the introvert children to communicate with others without any hesitation or fear. This will make them socially active. And the last but not the least, it can also help the children in boosting up their confidence level.

If you are a nature love and going to purchase playground equipment for your children, it is recommended to go for the recycled playground equipment. This way you can show your support in saving the environment. Nowadays, you can also find a number of manufacturers and suppliers who are using the recycled plastic for making various playground equipment. There are several advantages for the same, which include:

The playground equipment made from the recycled plastic resists moisture, bacteria, and insects. Not only this, it is also resistant to vandalism and graffiti. And most importantly, the possibility of getting injured from a recycled equipment is very less as compared to the equipment made from other material.

Another major advantage of going for a recycled playground equipment is that it is very cost effective. The maintenance of such equipment is also very low. You hardly have to spend money on its maintenance in the future. And the most important reason of purchasing a recycled equipment is that, it can be recycled again and again for many other purposes.

You can find a huge collection of recycled playground equipment at various suppliers' websites, which include recycled mulch, recycled shade structures, recycled outdoor benches, and recycled picnic tables.

Why to Go for Rubber Playground Surfaces?

Playground plays a very vital role in the overall development of the children. It not only makes your children physical fit but mentally strong as well. Besides that, it also helps making your children self-confident and socially active. But the most important thing that you should not forget is the safety of your kids. It is often seen that children get injuries by falling from the playground equipment. Hence, your priority should be the safety of your kids.

Make sure to purchase a quality playground surface along with the equipment that has a possibility of making children fall from it. Prefer a rubber surface, as it will ensure that children will not get severe injuries even if they will fall from the equipment. Talking about the size of the rubber mulch, 5-6 inches of mulch is enough for 12 feet equipment, which is a standard size of equipment.

Besides that, you can also go for the artificial turf. One of the major advantages of purchasing the artificial turf is that it is maintenance free. But the only drawback with it is that it is very expensive. On the other hand, rubber mulch is very cost effective but requires a little maintenance time to time. You can also find the rubber mulch in a number of colors and pavement designs. And another important reason of purchasing the rubber mulch is that your kids will hardly get injured by falling from the equipment, as it will bounce back the kids when they fall on it.

Talking about the playground, it is of two types, namely indoor playground and outdoor playground. Usually people don't buy safety surface for the indoor playground, as it is not that risky as compared to the outdoor one. But if you are having a playground in your backyard area, then you should definitely purchase the rubber play mulch. There are a number of suppliers providing rubber playground surfaces such as basic rubber safety tiles, playground wear mat, water play rubber surface, rubber swing mat, and merry go round wear mat. But make sure to search about the reputation of the various suppliers in the market before purchasing any product.

Reasons to Purchase a Playground Equipment

A playground is not only a source of fun and entertainment but it also keeps the kids fit & active. By playing at the playground, your kids will get involved into various activities like crawling, running, sliding, swinging, and jumping. It can help enhancing your kids' physical as well as mental strength. It is also helpful in developing the coordination skills among kids of the same age groups. This way your kids can become socially active and even the introvert kids will be able to communicate with others without any hesitation or fear.

You can find a number of suppliers selling playground equipment at very affordable prices. You can easily search such suppliers by taking the help of Internet, as almost every playground equipment supplier has its own website. You just have to enter two-three words on Google and the page will get loaded with thousands of such websites. At these websites, you can conveniently see the huge collection of playground equipment by just sitting at your home. On the other hand, if you will go to different shops and malls, it will not only waste your precious time but you will also not be able to see the entire collection. So, it is recommended to go for the online shopping rather than going to malls or shops.

Talking about the various playground equipment, it includes swing set, slide, overhead ladder, merry go round, monkey bars, chin-up bars, sandbox, playhouse, jungle gym, spring rider, and seesaw. Besides that, the playground equipment suppliers also provide outdoor park equipment, which include outdoor benches, bicycle racks, sports bleachers, dog park, campfire grills, bench swings, and picnic tables.

But before purchasing any playground equipment like climbing domes for kids, make sure to keep certain things in mind, which include whether the playground equipment supplier has a good reputation in the market, whether the equipment is equipped with all the safety measures, whether the material used in the making of the equipment possess high quality, and last but not the least, purchase an equipment depending upon the priority of your kids. A boy often likes equipment where he can apply some physical strength. On the other, a girl's choice can be completely different from that of the boy.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Purchasing Children's Playground Equipment Online

Almost all the children love playing at the playground. This is the time when they can enjoy every moment of their childhood. Nowadays, you can find a lot of people purchasing playground equipment for their children. Most of them prefer purchasing the equipment online as it is convenient, cost-effective, and they will be able to differentiate between the quality and price of the same equipment at the different other websites.

There are many online retailers that are providing a number of playground equipment such as seesaw, swingset, merry-go-round, chin-up bars, jungle gym, spring rider, overhead ladder. But the list does not end here; you can find a lot more equipment at the retailers' websites. These online retailers are also providing the playground equipment for the handicapped children. As, every child has a right to enjoy his/her childhood, these online retailers offer a wide range of equipment for them as well. The collection include converto school-age whirl-o-wheel, JennSwing molded swing seat, converto hand-propelled trike, and adaptive swing seat, etc.

Besides that, you can find a wide collection of shade structures as well at the online stores for playground equipment, which include single post hexagon fabric shade, rectangular shade shelter, single post swing with shade, all hip steel shelter, cantilever shade shelter, etc. These shade structures are very important for the safety of your children. They prevent the dangerous UV rays from entering into the playground.

Nowadays, there is a huge awareness of saving the environment all round the world. In order to show your support, you can also go for the Eco-friendly playground equipment made from the recycled plastic. They are available in different sizes, colors, and designs.

Talking about the furniture, there are many online retailers that provide outdoor park furniture as well. The wide collection of these outdoor furniture include outdoor benches, picnic tables, bench swings, bicycle racks, sports bleachers, trash receptacles, campfire grills, etc. This furniture does not only possess high quality but are also available at reasonable rates.

But before purchasing children's playground equipment online, make sure to check the credibility of the online retailer. You can do this by checking the past record of that particular retailer.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Importance of a Playground Shade Structure

Shade structures play a very important as far as safety of your children is concerned. They protect the children by restricting the harmful ultra-violet rays outside the playground. Shade structures are available in a number of sizes, designs, and colors so as the meet the demands of various individuals. Purchasing shade structure online is a better option rather than going to the different shops. It will save your time, money, and effort.

Nowadays, there are a number of online retailers that are providing shade structures at affordable prices. You just have to search extensively on the Internet of the shade structure that meets all your requirements. Nowadays, some of the shade structures that are in huge demand include picnic table arch fabric shade, umbrella square shade shelter, square shade shelter, SportsPlay shade structure, hexagon shade shelter, dual column rectangular umbrella shade shelter, etc.

But, before purchasing a shade structure, you have to take few things into consideration, which include:

Quality: As the skin of the children is very sensitive and overexposure to Sun at an early age can lead to skin cancer and other dangerous diseases. So, always check whether the shade structure you are purchasing is made up of good quality material. Else, it can't be able to restrict the dangerous UV rays from entering into the playground.

Price: Before purchasing a shade structure from any online retailer, always check the other retailers' websites too. It can help you making comparison between the price and quality of the same structure at different sites.

Reputation of the Retailer: Checking the reputation or image of the online retailer in the market is very important when you are going to purchase a shade structure. Make sure that the online retailer that you have selected has a good repo in the market. You can do this by checking the past record of the particular retailer. This will ensure you that you are making a deal with a right person.

To let your children play at the outdoor location even in the summers, make sure to purchase a quality shade structure for them. This will ensure you their safety from the harmful radiations emitted by the Sun.

Why to go for Playground Equipment made from Recycled Plastic?

Nowadays, with a huge awareness of saving the environment, the manufacturers of playground equipment are making the use of recycled plastic extensively. There are a number of benefits of using such kinds of equipment like such playground equipment resist moisture, insects, & bacteria, they are also resistant to graffiti & vandalism, the possibility of getting injured is very less, and the plastic equipment can be recycled again for some other use.

Besides all that, there are many other advantages of such equipment. First and foremost, they are protecting the environment. Secondly, they are very cost effective as the manufacturers do not have to use high-priced materials. Thirdly, once you purchase such kinds of equipment, you don't have to worry much about their maintenance. Fourthly, this equipment is long lasting as compared to the other equipment made up of wood and other material. And the last but not the least, these equipment are innovative and a smart way of utilizing the waste materials.

There are many online retailers that are providing playground equipment made up of recycled materials which include outdoor benches, picnic tables, shade structures, recycled rubber mulch, etc. They are available in different sizes, colors, and designs. The online retailers provide these structures at affordable prices but if you going to purchase any of such equipment, make sure to search extensively on the Internet. This can help you making a comparison between the quality and price of such equipment at different websites.

Talking about the quality, it does not mean that if they are made up of recycled materials, they do not possess high-quality. The quality of such equipment is not less than the other equipment made up of wood, steel, or any other material. In fact, the playground equipment made up of wood and steel have a high possibility of harming the children rather than the equipment made up of plastic. And the biggest advantage of purchasing plastic equipment is that they are Eco-friendly.

Playground Equipment from Recycled Plastic is in huge demand today because the people are getting more aware as how these plastic bottles and other waste materials can harm the environment if not utilized properly.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Playground Equipment - The Best Childhood Friend

Playground plays a very essential part in the upbringing of your children. Besides becoming physical fit, they also become mentally and emotionally strong. While playing at the playground, they interact with a number of children of the same age group, which make them socially active as well. In short, playground helps a lot in the overall development of the children.

There is a number of playground equipment available in the market such as seesaw, swingset, sandbox, and overhead ladder, etc. Internet is the best way if you want to purchase this equipment for your children. There are many advantages of purchasing this equipment online, as it will save your time, money as well as effort.

As most of the people prefer doing online shopping, many playground equipment retailers have made their websites from where you can easily purchase the equipment of your choice. Nowadays, you can find a number of such online retailers selling the playground equipment at very affordable prices. But before ordering anything from these online retail stores, you should have to keep certain things in mind:

Safety: Safety is one of the most important factors while selecting any equipment. Always check whether the equipment is equipped with all the safety measures. Most of the injuries occur to children by falling from the equipment. So, avoid purchasing such equipment that have a huge height or do not have a safe surface.

Quality: The second-most important factor that you need to keep in mind is the quality of the equipment. Make sure that the equipment you are purchasing possess high-quality materials and will not harm your children.

Preference: Preference of the children should be on the top priority. Every child is different from one another, so are their preferences. A boy might like the equipment where he can show his physical strength. Contrary to it, a girl may not like such equipment.

Besides all that, the credibility and reputation of the online retailer should also be kept in mind. This will ensure you that you are making a right deal with a right person. So, if you want to purchase the playground equipment such as play slide, merry-go-round, chin-up bars, etc., always do a proper research of everything.

Indoor v/s Outdoor Playground Equipment

Playground equipment is of two types – Indoor and Outdoor. Both have their own advantages and dis-advantages. It's up to you that which one you prefer for your children. But one thing is for sure that your children will enjoy a lot spending time at the playground equipment, whether it is indoor or outdoor. Indoor equipment includes indoor slides, climbing decks, indoor tubes for crawling, etc. On the other hand, outdoor equipment includes swing set, seesaw, merry-go-round, chin-up bars, jungle gym, overhead ladder, etc.

Here are some of the points differentiating between indoor and outdoor playground equipment:

Children's safety is the most important thing, where the parents can never compromise. Indoor equipment is safer as compared to the outdoor equipment. As they are installed in the homes or schools, parents or teachers can have a constant supervision on them. It will protect them from a serious injury. Contrary to it, it might not be possible to always keep an eye on the children playing at the outdoor locations.

On the other hand, outdoor playground will give children a wide area to play. Children can enjoy more and can also interact with a number of other children, which might not be possible with the indoor equipment as the space is not sufficient for too many children.

Indoor equipment will protect the children from outside hazards such as harmful ultra-violet rays, heavy rains, etc. On the other hand, if you want to go for the outdoor equipment, make sure to purchase a quality shade structure that will protect the kids from such hazards.

It is often seen that children get injuries by falling from the equipment. But if you will go for the indoor equipment, there will be a less possibility that children will get serious injuries as such equipment usually doesn’t have much height. But if you want to go for the outdoor equipment, make sure that there should be a proper surfacing. Quality rubber play mulch will keep your children safe even if they fall from the equipment.

Now, it's up to you, whether you want to go for indoor playground equipment or outdoor playground equipment. But before purchasing any equipment such as play slide, seesaw, outdoor wooden benches, indoor slides, etc., make sure to search extensively so as to ensure that you are making a right deal with a right person.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Playground Equipment – Safety Measures to Consider

Playground is important for the overall growth of children but the thing you should not forget is their safety. It is often seen that many children get injuries while falling from the playground equipment. Therefore, you should give primary importance to the safety of your children. The surface of the playground should be made of rubber. The rubber surfacing will ensure that children will not get severe injuries. 4-6 inches of rubber mulch is enough for 12 feet playground equipment, which is a standard size of any equipment.

Rubber mulch is made from recycled rubber, which can be used in gardens or backyard areas. But it requires maintenance after a regular interval of time. You can also go for other surfaces like artificial turf, which is maintenance free. But the only drawback with this is that it is very expensive. On the other hand, rubber mulch is cost effective and available in several colors and pavement designs. It results in no or very less injuries, as it bounces back your children when they fall on it.

Playground equipment is of two types – indoor and outdoor. Indoor playground equipment includes climbing decks, indoor tubes for crawling, and indoor slides, etc. This equipment keeps your children safe from outdoor hazards and it will be convenient for you as well to keep a constant eye on your kids. On the other hand, outdoor playground equipment includes swingset, seesaw, jungle gym, outdoor slides, merry go round, chin-up bars, etc. Installing playground equipment outside in your backyard is a better option as your kids will a lot of space to enjoy themselves. As far as safety is concerned, you can also install shades to keep your kids safe from harmful Ultra-violet rays and scorching heat. Shade structures also come in several designs, colors, and sizes.

Besides all those safety measures, your constant supervision is also required. As parents your top priority should be the safety of your kids besides all the fun and entertainment. But also make sure that you should not disturb the kids again and again in order to show concern about them. Let them enjoy to the fullest at playground slides and other equipment.

The Importance of Shade Structures at Playgrounds

During summers, the scorching sun heat and dangerous ultra-violet rays can become hindrance in the enjoyment of your kids. They can't go outside to rejuvenate themselves and spend quality time with their friends at the playground. Overexposure to Sun at an early age can become the reason for many diseases. To keep them safe from these hindrances and also giving them adequate time to play at the same time, you can go for the shade structures. It is very important to have shade structures at your homes, offices, and outdoors.

Shade structures not only keep your kids safe but they also look very elegant and stylish. You can find a number of shade structures available in different sizes, colors, and designs such as umbrella square shade, rectangular shade shelter, hexagon shade shelter, cantilever shade shelter, steel shelter, etc. Netting structure should be your first preference as it can block up to 90 - 95% of the UV rays from harming your kids. As it is available in different colors, you can choose a color complementing your garden and house.

But steel shelters are very much in demand nowadays, as once installed they will last for at least for a decade. Longevity is one of the main reasons why people go for the steel shelter. At almost every public playground, parking lots, stadiums, etc. you can find the steel shelter structure. On the other hand, installing a steel shelter is very expensive. As most of the steel shelters have a basic design, so you can't also find a variety in its designs.

Playground plays a vital role in the upbringing of kids. It not only gives them physical strength but mental strength as well. Your kid will get a chance to become socially active by interacting with other kids of the same age group. So, you should allow them going outside to spend quality time with their friends. But you should also not forget their safety from outside hazards and try to protect them as much as you can. As the skin of the kids are very sensitive, so you should make sure that there is a good quality shade structure at a playground to protect them from harmful Sun rays.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Benefits of Playground

Do you want to see a smile on the face of your children? Do you want to make their childhood more special? If so, just buy playground equipment for them. Now-a-days, there is a huge demand of playground equipment and parents from all over the world are purchasing them for their children. The reason behind this is that playgrounds play a very vital role in the lives of children.

Talking about the benefits of playground, there are usually four major benefits:

  1. Physical Benefits: Modern playgrounds often have recreational equipment such as swing set, jungle gym, seesaw, chin-up bars, ladder, merry-go-round, and sandbox, etc. The equipment plays a very important role to develop physical strength among children. By doing the physical activities like running, crawling, jumping, sliding, and swinging, etc. children get a chance to be active, improve their motor skills and coordination.
  2. Mental Benefits: Besides physical strength, playground helps the brains of children to develop. According to the experts, the first six years of life are very important. The things which children learn in this phase will remain with them throughout their lives. So, for the mental growth of the children, it is important to utilize these years.
  3. Social Benefits: Involving children in the playground activities make them socially active. They will get a chance to interact with a number of other children with whom they can share their experiences. With this, introvert children also get enough chances to remove their hesitance and can easily communicate with others.
  4. Self-Confidence: It is often seen that most of the children lack self-confidence, which is a very important component in one's life. By learning new activities like climbing and sliding, the self-confidence among children increases. This self-confidence also helps children in other areas of their lives such as while communicating to others, they will not feel shy and can continue the conversation for long.

Preschool outdoor play equipment helps children to learn the things quickly, which is difficult to learn otherwise. Many experts have also advised that, children should frequently take part in the activities related to playground. This will help them to develop their personalities at the early stage of their lives.

Things to Remember While Purchasing Playground Equipment

Playground is an activity place where children get involved in a number of physical activities and games, which keep them socially active & physically fit.

The recreational activities in the playground also help to develop coordination skills among children. Running, swinging, sliding, jumping, and crawling etc. can enhance their physical as well as mental strength. Hence, it is said that a playground is a complete recreational package for children.

Playgrounds have evolved with time. The modern playgrounds have equipment such as swing set, seesaw, merry-go-round, sandbox, slide, and playhouses, etc.

Nowadays, most of the parents are opting for in-house playground, as it is a more convenient way of keeping a watch on the kids. As a result, a number of retailers have jumped into this industry and are selling almost all the variety of equipment. If you are looking to buy play equipment for your children, there are certain things that you should keep in mind:

  • First and foremost thing is to check the credibility of the online retailer. You should inquire about the reputation and reliability of the retailer in the market.
  • The safety issue comes next. Check whether the playground equipment is made as per the safety measures. There are chances of kids falling from the equipment while playing, so, make sure that the surface is capable enough to protect your children.
  • Another important factor is the proper design and spacing of the playground. Usually, the playground equipment is designed for three different age groups, infants and toddlers, 2-5 year-olds, and 5-12 year-olds. You should select the equipment according to the age group of your children.
  • As parents, the most important thing for you will be the health of your children. Always check whether the material used in the making of the playground is environment friendly and would not have an adverse effect on their health.

Childhood is the most important stage in anybody's life. Make it more special by installing the best of playground equipment. Swing set is one of the best options to consider while making a purchase.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Make Backyard Playground for Kids

What would bring more joy to your kids' faces than their own private playground in the backyard of home? Here, they can play with their friends at any time and you can also get a way of keeping an eye on their notorious activities. But what it takes to make the great backyard playground? Well, if you follow the right steps, you would be easily able to create a fun-filled and safe playground for your kids.

Know the size of your backyard. With big backyard, you would hardly face any problem. But if you have a small one, begin with measuring the area where you will install the playground equipment. By this, you would be able to get an idea what type of equipment can fit well in the size. Leave some empty space in all the sides of play set for kids to perform other activities.

Search for playground Equipment. Look for the one, which is not only entertaining but is also safe for children. There are many types of play sets like dome climber, swing sets, slides, playhouses etc. that are a hit in the backyard playground. You can select any of these but make sure it is available in the size perfect for your yard.

Before installing the playground equipment, cover your backyard surface with high quality mulch. You can easily get it at any tangible or online store. For backyard, a majority of parents opt for recycled rubber mulch. It is made of recycled products and has a life expectancy of twice as long as other mulch. Moreover, recycled mulch can absorb moisture up to any extent providing the non-slippery surface to kids.

How to Make a Safe Playground for Kids?

Playground will always remain the first choice of kids. They love playing with their friends on different equipment in these parks. No doubt playgrounds are fun but when it comes to the safety of children only few of them turn out to be safe for kids. If you are handling your community park, make sure it is well equipped with the measures to provide a safe play area to children.

Surface

You should cover the surface of ground with high quality mulch. It provides cushioning surface and prevents the risk of any kind of injury to kids. There are different types of mulch like Engineered fiber, Pea Gravel etc. available in the market. A majority of people prefer installing recycled rubber mulch for its numerous benefits.

Playground Equipment

Always buy the play sets for playground from an IPEMA certified manufacturer as he offers only superior grade equipment to their customers. Before making the final purchasing decision, make sure all the guidelines defined by ASTM and CPSC have been followed while constructing the equipment. Also, ensure that there is no pointed edge or rough surface left uncovered in the playground equipment.

Label Equipment

You must label children's play equipment well. No single equipment is appropriate for kids of all ages. Manufacturers usually keep a certain age brackets in mind while defining aspects like height and complexity of the play sets. Therefore, you must label the equipment in your playground to let guardians understand which set is appropriate and safe for their kids.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Advantages of Recycled Rubber Mulch

As the risk of getting injured is high on playgrounds, it is essential for owners to cover the park surface with the high quality playground mulch to be sure of kids' safety. There are different types of mulch including pea gravel and engineered wood fiber available in the market. Among all the playground surfacing options, a majority of people prefer to install recycled rubber mulch in their playgrounds.

It is prepared with used materials like cycled tubes, van tyres, rubber pipes etc. These rubber products are recycled in order to remove imperfections and impurities. The obtained rubber is further de-vulcanized and shredded for making recycled rubber mulch.

Recycled mulch is considered to have an edge over other playground surfacing options. It provides cushioning surface to kids and negates the risk of any kind of injury due to fall from playground equipment. It is impact resistant and durable in nature. Moreover, this mulch is totally bacteria free and does not allow the growth of weed and spread of rodent on the surface.

This mulch is widely acknowledged for its ability to absorb moisture up to any extent. You would be astonished to know that the life expectancy of recycled mulch is twice as long as the regular playground surfacing options.

Infact, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States also support recycled rubber mulch as it is eco-friendly.

Tips for Buying Swing Sets

If you are looking to buy play equipment for your park then we would advise you to choose a strong and sturdy swing set for your playground. It has always been the favorite equipment of children. There are many brands offering swing sets to the customers at great prices. Before placing your hand on any, consider certain things that would lead you to the right equipment for the kids.

Before looking out for a swing set, measure the area where you will install it in the playground. This will provide you an idea of what type of swing set be appropriate, leaving the adequate space for the kids to perform other activities.

Materials like metal and wood are commonly used for making the swing sets. No matter which swing set you choose, make sure it can easily withstand the adverse weather conditions. The swing set should be strong and can stand firmly in the ground for years on end. Manufacturers usually make the swing sets in flat base and A frame base. You can choose the equipment as per the slope of your playground.

Buy the swing from the IPEMA certified manufacturer. Ensure that the equipment you are selecting has been constructed as per the guidelines defined by ASTM and CPSC. There should be essential anchors installed in the requisite places in the play set for the safety of kids.

It would be wise to purchase the equipment from the supplier who also offers high quality swing set accessories to the customers.

Installing the Backyard Equipment

It's great that you have made your backyard a private playground for your children. But your job does not end here. To make sure your kids enjoy the most in the backyard, you need to take the time out for installing the play sets correctly. Though the task is quite fuzzy, but below provided tips would let you set up the playground equipment in the right place.

Begin with leaving at least six foot zone in all the directions of the play equipment. It is important to keep the surrounding area clear and free of obstacle like bushes, fences or any hard surface as these raise the risk of injury to kids.

Usually play sets are offered with the step by step installation guide, making it easier for you to install. However, you need to ensure that the play set is not wobbling but standing firmly on the ground. For the safety of the kids, you can install non-skid strips at the areas where a better grip is required. Add high quality bumper pads to cushion the corners of the playground equipment.

Covering the play set with a shade structure is another step that you can take for providing safe playing environment to kids. It would protect the children from harmful UV rays from the sun.

You can also install high quality rubber mulch in your backyard playground. It is highly effective in reducing the risk of getting injured as mulch provide cushioning surface.

Tips for purchasing Backyard Equipment

It is a great idea to convert your backyard into the private playground for kids. However, to make it more interesting, you need to add a couple of play sets that can provide non- stop hours of fun to your children. It's okay if you have not purchased any playground equipment before. We are here with certain things that would help you in selecting the apt play set for backyard.

There are different types of play equipment like dome climber, play house, slides, swing sets etc. available in the market. All these play sets are hit in the backyard. However, you need to focus on the material used for constructing these if you are looking for the play set that is also safe for kids.

It should be made of superior quality material be it wood, plastic or metal. As it has to be placed outside, it should easily withstand adverse weather conditions. Besides, you must look for an IPEMA certified manufacturer for purchasing the equipment. An IPEMA certificate is provided to the manufacturer who sells superior grade play equipment to the customers at great prices.

Before making the final call, ensure that the equipment you are opting for is constructed in adherence with the guidelines defined by CPSC and ASTM. It should also include essential anchors installed at the requisite place.

Do measure the area where you will install the indoor play equipment. By this, you would know what type of equipment would suit the best in the area.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Guide for Buying Backyard Playground Equipment

No doubt, selecting playground equipment for the backyard is quite a daunting task. To make it simpler for you, we are here with certain factors that you must consider before laying your hand on any play set.

You would find different types of play equipment like see saws, dome climber, play house, swing sets etc. that are hit in the backyard playground. Do not purchase any one of them blindly. Instead, check the material used in manufacturing the play sets. It should be of superior quality, durable and can easily withstand adverse weather conditions.

Make sure you deal with the manufacturer who has International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) certification. This means he offers only superior quality play sets to the customers. Before making the final call, ensure that the equipment you are selecting has been constructed in accordance with the guidelines defined by American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Buy the play set that is not only entertaining but is also safe for children. Therefore, you must go with the one installed with essential anchors including bars and hinges.

Placing high quality rubber mulch beneath the play equipment is yet another step that you can take to be sure of kids’ safety. Mulch prevents the risk of getting injured due to falls from the play set. Besides, you can also look for different shade structures that are widely used by parents to cover the equipment in the backyard.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013

How to Design a Playground?

No doubt, playground is one such place where kids love to spend most of their time. Therefore, making a community park becomes quite important. You must design one that is not only entertaining but is also safe for kids. We are here with certain tips that you would help you in making the perfect playground for kids.

Begin with installing high quality rubber mulch on the playground surface. It helps in preventing the probable injuries due to falls from the play sets. Moreover, nice rubber mulch also provides a clean and neat look to the playground.

Decide your budget and start looking for wonderful playground equipment. You must select the one that is made up of superior quality material. Make sure the play set you are selecting has been constructed using IPEMA and ASTM guidelines.

To abide the recent adoption in American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards, you must make ADA compliant playground. Design the layout in a way so that children as well as people with special abilities can easily enter the playground premises.

Whether you are installing playground climber or swing set, make sure you categorize these as per the age brackets of kids. It is essential as no one playground equipment is suitable for kids of all ages. Provisions like height and complexity are defined after knowing a certain age brackets. You must differentiate the play sets using signage and fences so that guardians can know which equipment is suitable for their kids.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

What to Consider while Buying Playground Swing Set?

Playing is a crucial and important part in the growth and development of your child. It helps your kids  to grow physically, emotionally, cognitively as well as socially. Play allows your child to learn how to make choices, solve problems with their friends, it helps them learn how to communicate, share and socialize as social beings. Evidently, play is a basic need for your child.

Swing set is one of the popular playground equipment among kids of different age groups. Unlike when buying other play items, you need make careful considerations when buying a playground swing set to ensure that you not only obtain value for your money, but to ensure the safety of the child as well. So what should you take into account when buying a playground swing set?

Factors to consider when purchasing a playground swing set:

1. The Size of Playground Area

The size of the playground area or play space you are going to erect the swing set will determine the type and size of swing set you buy. You do not want to buy a swing set that will occupy the entire space in your backyard thus restricting your ability to carry out other activities or limit the number of games the children can play.

2. The Type of Playground Swing Set

There are hundreds of different types of swing sets available that come in varied shapes and styles and sometimes it can be overwhelming for you to select the right one. The most common types of swing sets are wooden swing sets, metallic swing sets and tire swing sets among others. It is important that you buy the type of playground swing set that suits the age of the child and meets the playing needs, preferences and expectations of your child. However, it is important to remember that what might be appealing to you as an adult may not be for the child and on the other hand, what might appeal to the child may not be appropriate or safe for them based on their age. Therefore, take your time in choosing the type of swing set you buy.

3. Cost

Cost is an important factor when buying a playground swing set. Different types, designs and sizes of swing set cost differently. If you are working on an open budget, you may want to consider buying playground swing sets with trendy accessories or buying swing sets made by reputable brands. Nevertheless, there are relatively cheap playground swing set that are quality, safe and durable. The next time you plan on buying a new swing set, ensure that you take these three factors into consideration. Buying the right swing set is the best gift you can give a child you love and care about!

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