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New Kids on the Block: How a Swing Set Can Help Your Kids Adjust After Moving

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New Kids on the Block: How a Swing Set Can Help Your Kids Adjust After Moving

Moving is an incredibly stressful experience for most children. They must leave behind all their friends, their neighborhood, their school, their home, basically everything that is familiar to them. Many kids have a difficult time adjusting to the new situation, and it can take months or even years for a sensitive child to fully acclimate after a move. Parents are always searching for tools to help their children cope better with this trying situation, but did you know you could have one of the most effective instruments for creating a smooth transition right in your own backyard? A wooden swing...

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5 Ways to Nurture Your Child's Imagination from Your Own Backyard

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5 Ways to Nurture Your Child's Imagination from Your Own Backyard

Trips to Disney are great for activating your child’s imagination, but unless you live in Orlando and your last name IS Disney, then there’s no way that can be your child’s regular after-school activity. In fact, you don’t have to go far from home to nurture your child’s imagination. Here are 5 ways to ignite that spark of creativity within your child from your very own backyard. #1: Buy Playground Equipment A wooden swing set is one of the most fertile grounds in which to plant seeds of imagination for kids. The fort deck can become a castle, a pirate’s...

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Turn Off the TV! Fun, TV-Free After-School Activities for Kids

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Turn Off the TV! Fun, TV-Free After-School Activities for Kids

Keeping kids entertained when school lets out can be a full-time job on its own. We all know it’s easiest to just stick a kid in front of a TV screen and let PBS play babysitter, but with a drop more effort, you can give your children super fun activities that are not only entertaining, but healthier for their mental, physical, and psychological development. Take a look at these after-school activities that will quickly replace the plasma as your child’s new favorite pastime. Get Natural! Turning off the deafening din of technology and stepping outside is like the scene in...

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How to Encourage Your Kids to Play Outside

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How to Encourage Your Kids to Play Outside

75% of kids aged 6-15 do not get the required 60 minutes of activity a day needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Since being active is beneficial to the mind, body, and emotional wellbeing of our children, parents will want to get kids moving as much as possible, but these attempts are usually met with resistance. Here are some quick and easy ways to get your kids outdoors and on the move. Buy a Swing Set Wooden swing sets are larger than life, have loads of possibilities, and come with different accessories to keep playtime a constant joyride. Your children...

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Why You Should Add a Swing Set to Your Back to School List

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Why You Should Add a Swing Set to Your Back to School List

Staples got it right when they termed back to school as “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!" After a long summer of nonstop demands for entertainment, excitement, and finicky cuisine options, parents heave a sigh of relief knowing that their kids are being cared for in a proper educational setting. Between the shiny new pencil cases, stacks of fresh notebooks, and freshly sharpened Frozen-themed pencils, that back to school shopping is fun for everyone. But here’s one item you probably didn’t think to put on your list: a swing set. A wooden swing set is possibly one of the...

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