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

Kids

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

Kids

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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Will the Wood on My Wooden Playset Rot?

Q&A Swing Set Maintenance Wooden Swing Set

Will the Wood on My Wooden Playset Rot?

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, Adam wants to know if his wooden playset is resistant to rot and decay. Question: Will the wood on my wooden playset rot? - Adam Bailey, Father of Heather,...

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How to Encourage Your Kids to Play Outside

Kids

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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Do I Need to Assemble the Swing Set?

Installation Q&A

Do I Need to Assemble the Swing Set?

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, Maria Gibson, mother of 4, asks whether she needs to assemble the swing set herself. Question: Do I need to assemble the swing set? - Maria Gibson, Mother...

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