>> Nov 30, 2011
There’s no doubt that the technology has given advantages and privileges to many people in common; but it also affects the way children play nowadays. Have you ever noticed that there are many children who more prefer spending hours every day in the front of television, computers and video games to playing on climbing frames outside? Of course it’s really not healthy beneficial activities; since only their fingers that move!
Based on study result, it has been proved that children who have access to different opportunities of outdoor play tend to be smarter, more supportive, happier and healthier. Considering many mentally and physically benefits that can be achieved by doing out door activities regularly, you should take your child to play outside more often.
Unfortunately, being outdoor also increases dangerous possibilities that can harm your child. To ease the dangerous risks, why don’t you build a safe playground in your own backyard? First, create a soft and non toxic ground for your play area with a thick grass, four inches of sand, shredded rubber tires or other safe matters. Don’t forget to build fences surround the area to keep your child from wandering away.
Next step, you can select fun outdoor play equipments such as Garden Trampolines and climbing frames that are harmless for your child to climb, jump, and to do other physical activities that he or she likes. Make sure that there’s enough space between large toys equipments inside the playground. If your child plays together with several friends, the sufficient space allows them to move freely and safely.
Since playing Swings are always fun and a favorite one; you can install a swing set in the playground that suits your child’s age. Nowadays, there are already various ready-to-wear play houses that construct best places for your child to have fun. You can choose one type that you can afford. Your child will love it!
For hot weather during summer months, it would be better if you also provide a shady area. The shady trees or a shade structure will protect your kid from the sun heat.