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  • The Best Age to Get the Kids a Swing Set

    If you’re in the market for a backyard swing set, you’re likely considering a wide range of factors. Size, price and material are just a few of the decisions you're making. One of the most common questions we hear is, “How old should my kids be for a swing set?” This is often followed by another question, “How long will my kids use their swing set?” Usually, parents ask these questions as they weigh the cost of a playset.

    Toddlers to Teens

    The good news is that moms and dads are often pleasantly surprised to hear our answers. Swing sets may be purchased for children as young as toddlers, and used for more than a decade, as the kids enter adolescence. Of course, this isn’t the case with all playsets – only the larger ones, which are typically made of wood.

    Now, you may be thinking that a larger swing set is too big for young children. That’s simply not the case. The little ones have a ball zipping down the slide with mom or dad’s help. They also enjoy swinging in the bucket swing, which can be swapped out for a traditional sling swing as the kids get older. The little ones can play in the clubhouse too, as long as they have adult supervision. Some jungle gyms even allow for a sandbox or picnic table – both perfect for small children. The idea is to purchase a swing set with some activities for the child to enjoy now, and a number of other activities for them to grow into.

    As your kids get older, you’ll find that they use the swing set as more of a "hang out" place. This is always a welcomed development for parents, as preteens seek outdoor time with friends in their very own backyard. It’s hard to think of a safer place for the kids to gather after school!

    Making the Most of Your Swing Set

    To ensure that your wooden swing set gets many years of use, we recommend adding on to it ever few years. Many families start with a base model and opt for a new activity for a birthday or Christmas gift. Monkey bars are a popular add-on because they are a hit with a wide range of ages. Another idea is to upgrade, rather than add on, perhaps from a 10-foot wave slide to a 12-foot scoop slide. Smaller updates can include additions to the clubhouse, such as this convenient accessory pack.

    The bottom line is that investing in a larger, high quality wooden swing set is a smart move when it comes to outdoor entertainment for the kids. A few minor upgrades along the way will keep the kids excited, while mom and dad rest assured knowing their money went to a product that created years and years of childhood memories.

  • Eastern Adds RI Retailer for Cedar Playsets

    Eastern Jungle Gym is pleased to announce the addition of a new authorized retailer for its cedar playsets, just in time for the 2016 spring season.

    Hearthside Fireplace & Patio of Warwick, Rhode Island has added playsets to their inventory, focusing exclusively on Eastern’s wooden swing sets. A gorgeous Dream model swing set is  is now standing in Hearthside’s huge showroom. It includes a 10-foot wave slide, clubhouse, rock climbing wall, sling swings and an added picnic table. The showroom also features fireplaces, stoves, hot tubs, fire pits, patio furniture and more.

    One of Eastern Jungle Gym's cedar playsets at Hearthside Fireplace & Patio in Ri The Dream is just one of many cedar playsets from Eastern Jungle Gym that are now available for sale at Hearthside Fireplace & Patio in Warwick, RI.

    “We’re thrilled to partner with a company that’s proven its commitment to high quality customer service and products for so many years,” said Rolf Zimmermann, Eastern Jungle Gym’s vice president of sales. “We admire Hearthside’s dedication to helping local families beautify their home’s hearth and patio. We’re very excited to help in accomplishing that goal.”

    Eastern Jungle Gym swing sets will fit in nicely with the products at Hearthside. They add to the look of any backyard, in large part because they are made from solid cedar wood. The playsets come standard with a bright tent top canopy, in either solid green, or green and yellow stripes. The slides also come in yellow or green. There are plenty of add-on and accessory options too, for those looking to customize.

    Beyond the aesthetics of Eastern Jungle Gym swing sets, customers love the fact that these backyard playgrounds are big and sturdy enough for adults to join in on the fun. Each swing set is constructed with heavy-duty hardware, high quality accessories and the patent-pending Easy 1-2-3 A-Frame Bracket.

    All Eastern Jungle Gym models—from the Classic and Straight-Base Series, to the Angled-Base and Multi-Deck—will be available for purchase through Hearthside. There are more than 70 playsets in total. Customers can also shop for an Eastern Jungle Gym swing set at EN-R-GY Saver Fireplace & Patio, a division of Hearthside Fireplace & Patio. EN-R-GY Saver is located at 1470 Washington Street in Holliston, Mass.

    Professional delivery and installation will also be available, as is financing through Wells Fargo.

    Hearthside is the second retailer to join Eastern Jungle Gym’s international network of dealers so far this year. With 23 years’ experience in the business of cedar playsets and swing sets, Eastern Jungle Gym looks forward to continuing both brick and mortar and online expansions.

    For more on Hearthside Fireplace & Patio, click here or call 800-431-6747.

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