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New Kids on the Block: Breaking the Ice with Your New Neighbors

Kids

New Kids on the Block: Breaking the Ice with Your New Neighbors

  Psst…Want to know one of the most effective ways to help your kids get to know the neighbors and adjust to a move almost instantly? Keep reading… New Kids Can be Lonely Kids Unless you’re Danny, Donnie, Joe, Jon, or Jordan (skip this reference if you were born in the 1990s or later), being the new kid on the block can be really rough. They need to adjust to a new environment, a new home, and a new school. And worst of all, every one of your friends is left behind. This kind of situation makes children irritable, insecure,...

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8 Ways to Get Your Kids Moving (Even When They Don’t Want To!)

Kids

8 Ways to Get Your Kids Moving (Even When They Don’t Want To!)

With technology becoming ever-more enticing, it can be more work than parents can handle getting their kids up and moving. But being physically active is not just a good idea for health nuts, it’s a vital health requirement for kids. The statistics are startling (from the CDC): Only 1 out of every 3 kids is physically active throughout their day. 1 in 7 preschoolers are overweight. Kids spend an average of 7 hours daily on computers or watching TV. 70% of obese kids and teens have at least one risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. According to health professionals, children need...

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Understanding What Your Swing Set Can and Can’t Handle

Safety & Set Up Wooden Swing Set

Understanding What Your Swing Set Can and Can’t Handle

A wooden swing set is a key ingredient to childhood fun and imagination. It’s a place for creativity to germinate and social skills to blossom. If used properly, your playset can last you for decades, and that’s why it’s so important to know your swing set’s limitations. Take a look at what your jungle gym can really handle, and learn to avoid the things it just can’t. Maximizing Your Play Potential Obviously different playsets will be able to handle different tasks. The larger the swing set, the more capabilities it will have and the more weight, pressure, and action it...

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Understanding Your Swing Set Quote

Buying a Swing Set

Understanding Your Swing Set Quote

  Finding the swing set of your dreams with a Hot Sale price tag can be like heaven on Earth. Finding out that the quoted price is only a fraction of the actual cost and that now you’re stuck with tons of hidden charges you didn’t know about is the nightmare that oh-too-often follows this failed fantasy. Companies will charge for different aspects of their product/services, and as long as you know the total costs beforehand, you can make an informed decision about which one is right for you. Some companies will be up front about their cost breakdown, but...

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Do I Need to Seal My Playset?

Q&A Swing Set Maintenance

Do I Need to Seal My Playset?

  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, Nelson Flynn, father of twin girls, wants to know if applying a sealer to a wooden swing set is necessary. Question: Do I need to seal my wooden...

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