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Swingsets 101 - The Swing Set Learning Center — Swing Set Safety

Safe, Stable & Secure: How to Choose Where to Place your Playset

Installation Safety & Set Up Swing Set Safety

Safe, Stable & Secure: How to Choose Where to Place your Playset

Buying a swing set guarantees hours of entertainment for your family for years to come. Before you head to the store though, you’ll want to know where you’re going to put this mammoth piece of playground equipment. After all, you don’t want to have to move this baby once it’s been placed! So where is the best place to put your swing set? Read on to learn all about it. Putting Your Swing Set in Its Place There are several factors that will help you determine the most suitable installation area for your swing set. These include: 1. Convenience Remember...

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Do's & Don'ts for Ultimate Playset Safety

Safety & Set Up Swing Set Safety

Do's & Don'ts for Ultimate Playset Safety

You simply can’t compare a childhood lived with a swing set with one spent without. The constant outlets for gross motor skill building are surpassed only by the opportunities for mental and creative exercises. Yes, having a swing set is one of the greatest gifts parents can give to their child. To maximize these exciting opportunities, parents need to understand proper playground equipment safety. You can read an in-depth discussion about buying and keeping your backyard playsets safer here, but below are some of the fundamental safety tips that you need to know before you let your kids out to...

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The Buzz on Carpenter Bees & Swing Sets

Safety & Set Up Swing Set Safety

The Buzz on Carpenter Bees & Swing Sets

Do you have a cedar or redwood swing set? If so, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen carpenter bees buzzing around, or noticed their tell-tale holes in your set. Here’s everything you need to know about these bees and how to keep them from ruining your outdoor fun. What are carpenter bees? Here are 4 facts about carpenter bees:  Carpenter bees are large yellow and black bees that look like bumblebees. However, unlike fuzzy bumblebees, carpenter bees have a large, shiny, solid black abdomen. Male carpenter bees, who have a whitish spot on their faces, are the ones most...

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What Surface Should Go Underneath the Playset for Safety?

Q&A Safety & Set Up Swing Set Materials Swing Set Safety

What Surface Should Go Underneath the Playset for Safety?

This Q&A is the latest in a blog series featuring questions submitted by some of the parents (and even grandparents) who reach out to us on a daily basis. We've started documenting our answers and the subsequent conversations for the sake of you and other parents out there who might be asking the same questions about choosing, buying, setting up, maintaining, and enjoying a wooden swing set for their family.For today's Q&A, Anna Russell, mom of 3, wants to know what surface material she should use for playset safety. Question: I just purchased a swing set. What surface should go underneath the playset...

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10 Commandments of Swing Set Safety

Safety & Set Up Swing Set Safety

10 Commandments of Swing Set Safety

  While swing sets can be a fabulous outlet that provide hours of excitement, creative play, and practice using social skills, safety must be our number one priority. That’s why we’ve come up with the 10 Commandments of Swing Set Safety. It’s every parent or caregiver’s guide to keeping their kids safe and happy on the jungle gym. Take a look. Commandment #1: Thou Shalt Cover Thine Surface Properly Close to 3 million children are treated for falls from swing sets annually. Avoid this by placing the proper surface material beneath and around your playset. Commandment #2: Thou Shalt Not...

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