How to choose an Outdoor Playset?
Having a swing-set or slide in the garden is a great investment, especially for families who don’t live close to park areas, and kids will get years of fun from this traditional play equipment.
When it comes to choosing an outdoor playset for your family, there are a few things you need to keep in mind.
Here you can follow these basic 3 steps to help you make the best decision for your family to choose an outdoor play-set.
Step1 Consider Age Range
When selecting your playset or adding accessories, always keep the children who will be using the playset in mind.
Playhouses and baby or infant swings can delight even the youngest children, while elements requiring stronger motor skills, like trapeze bars, rock walls, and cargo nets are more appropriate for older children.
Consider something a little bigger and you'll get a lot more use out of it in the future.
You might have to provide some additional supervision when young children are playing on the larger swing-sets or slides, but they'll have grown into this equipment before you know it.
Step 2 Consider Yard Space
Next step you need to consider is the size of your yard. Ensure the playset you select will fit in your available space.
Additionally, you must leave enough room around the playset for your children to play safely.
Many playsets on the market are designed for small yards, so don’t feel you have to sacrifice quality or fun if you have a smaller space.
The perfect sized playset will allow for plenty of open space to play as your children grow.
Check the minimum size guidelines suggested for your particular playset, but consider allowing extra space to run, play sports, and even to expand your playset over the years to come!
Step 3 Consider the interests of your children
Put children first when choosing a playset.
Would they prefer a quiet nook for tea parties and pretend play, or are they training to be the next ninja warrior?
Whatever their interests, choose a playset that reflects their needs and helps them develop new skills.
A great playset can become the neighborhood watering hole and can help children grow socially as well as physically.