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Monthly Archives: January 2013

  • Safety Tips for Kids Playing Outdoors

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    Safety Tips for Kids Playing Outdoors

    If your child is always on the move, consider yourself lucky. That means that your child is healthy, happy and as curious about life as they should be! Whether your child loves splashing in puddles of rain during the fall, making snow angels in wintertime, or lying down in the grass as she basks in the sun of summer, you’re main concern (year round) is keeping them as safe as possible.  We’ve put together a cheat sheet for you, so that no matter time of the year it is, your kids stay happy and healthy without risk of injury!

    Scan Your Backyard For Danger and Risk 

    It’s easy for your children to break a rule about playing safely outside—especially when they aren’t clear on what those rules are! You may think because your children are playing in your backyard, that they’re out of harm’s way—but as you well know, children always need supervision. As active as they are, an injury or accident can happen in a split second, but you can significantly reduce their risk by surveying your backyard before they start playing.

    It only takes a minute to be on the lookout and search out possible risks that could turn their playtime into harm. During wintertime, look for ice on your patio that may cause a slip. During the summer months, scan the ceilings and corners of your foundation (as well as swing set and treehouse) for bee hives. Take a look at your swing set. Is their snow or sleet on the slide? Do you swings need to be wiped down so your children can enjoy them without risk of slipping off? Point them out and tell your children there are a few “off limits” areas of the backyard they need to stay away from.

    Keep an Eye on Them (Even When You Can’t)

    If you need to go inside occasionally while your children are outside, set up a baby monitor—even if your kids are older and are well past the infant stage. If you aren’t staying outside supervising every minute they’re sliding and swinging, this can be a great tool to ensure they’re safe and out of danger.  Even during the winter months, kids can play outside for hours on end. Ultimately, children are quick to get dehydrated and run down (even if it seems like they are they could go all day!) Monitor how long they play. Set up breaks for water and a snack periodically so that they don’t run their body ragged and maintain a positive attitude with their playmates.

    Whether you choose a swing set from our Sky Swing series or our Imagination Swing Set Series, you’ll love the change in activity and enthusiasm it brings out in your children. We believe in our product, and after our guys deliver and install it for you  we know you’ll believe in our product too! Have fun out there and be safe.

  • Safety Surfacing For Your Swing Set

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    Safety Surfacing For Your Swing Set

    In the eyes of your children, their playground is their get away. It’s the place where they always have a fun time with their siblings and friends, and most importantly, it’s their safe haven. We believe it should be yours too, because you can never be too safe when it comes to your children.

    You know that your children are going to love their cedar swing set. Just like you did as a child, they’ll spend hours jumping, swinging, sliding and spinning their way down the slide, and climbing on the monkey bars. That’s their job—to make memories. But keep them safe with the most environmentally safe, and durable surfacing—that’s your job!

    One of the Safest Playground Mulch on the Market

    Unlike some other mulches and alternative safety surfacing, rubber mulch won’t retain moisture after a heavy rain or snow storm—and it won’t easily blow away, either. Made from 100 percent recycled rubber tiles, you can feel great about your eco-friendly, injury proof purchase! Cater to your children’s personal tastes by picking from five different colors (or mix and match your heart out!):  Black, Forest Green, Cocoa Brown, Royal Blue and Red.

    Whether you have one or a soccer team worth of children in our household, you know how fast accidents can happen. When you supervise your children as they play on their swing set, it’s not always enough to keep them safe and out of harm’s way. Land on hard surfacing such as concrete or wood chips, and they could sprain their ankle or knee—which puts a real damper on the day.

    Rubber mulch is a simple fix for all of your safety concerns, and is so resilient against harsh winter conditions; it’s your year-round solution for safe play! Since it doesn’t decompose, you don’t have to worry about maintenance or costly refilling your mulch. Purchase it once, and never have to worry about it again.

    Whatever surfacing you decided on doing it’s going to make your swing set play area safer and that means happier kids.

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