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  • What to Look for When Buying a Swing Set Online

    Purchasing a swing set takes time and research to make sure you are selecting the right model for your family. If you’re shopping for wooden playground sets online, you’ll want to be confident you know what you’re getting before clicking the “Check Out" button. To help make your online shopping experience a success, we’re sharing our industry expertise on playsets and backyard playgrounds.

    Evaluate Your Property Before Choosing a Playground Set

    Before comparing specific playset models, be sure to evaluate your property and determine the type of swing set it can safely accommodate. Items to consider include:

    1. How much space do I need for the swing set?

    - Keep in mind the proper safety zone precautions: we recommend at least 6 ft. of open space around the entire swing set

    2. What is the safest surface for underneath the swing set?

    - Rubber mulch is the safest surface option for underneath swing sets. Unlike wood mulch, rubber mulch lasts a lifetime. It has great drainage, does not attract insects and only require a 3” depth. Wooden mulch requires twice the depth and needs to be replaced annually.

    3. How big of a playground set do I need for my child?

    - The amount of space you have in your backyard will help you figure out how large of a set you need. Determine what activities are most important. Monkey bars, for example, are a play set add-on that will require additional space.

    - Also, having an idea of the number of children that are going to be playing on the set will help you determine a play set size. A standard swing set – that includes one clubhouse, three swings and a slide – can generally accommodate 2 to 4 children, ages 2 to 12. If you are looking to provide a play area for more children you can consider adding an extra clubhouse or an additional slide.

    - The age range of children playing on the swing set will also help you to determine the ideal size of your play set. Play decks and swing beam heights can vary to accommodate younger and older children, as can clubhouse sizes and inside standing height. If you are looking to play on the swing set with your children consider a model that is constructed for adults and kids, and allows for a taller tent top or wood roof so you won’t struggle to stand up inside the clubhouse.

    4. Do I want a metal, vinyl or wood swing set?

    - If wood, what type of wood is the best option?

    - Cedar or redwood is proven to be highly durable, yet cost effective and is naturally resistant to rot and insect damage.

    After answering these questions, it is safe to begin looking around on the Internet at the different brands and swing set product offerings.

    Investigate the Playset Details

    Once you’ve identified a few swing set options that seem to fit your family’s needs, it’s time to give your potential purchase a deeper look. Here is a list of things to consider as you decide which playset to buy online.

    1. Take a closer look at the photos and videos found on the website

    2. Search around for any reviews of the swing set or the swing set manufacturer

    - Brand YouTube Channels - product unboxing or set up videos

    - Tour around any social pages the brand may have (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and search for comments or reviews the manufacturer may have.

    - Look at the “About Us” section on the company’s website to learn more about their brand.

    3. Read the fine print of the seller’s company policy

    - What is the return policy?

    - What are the manufacturer/retailer warranty terms and conditions?

    Playset Concerns and Future Maintenance

    1. Examine safety features of the swing set

    - Double check to make sure the hardware is recessed. Exposed hardware causes potential dangers for the children playing on the swing set.

    - Be sure the hardware is heavy-duty to prevent easy wear.

    - Check the description mentions there are rounded corners and no sharp edges.

    - Make sure the wood comes pre-sanded and stained on all six sides to prevent future splintering.

    2. Check out any installation videos the company has available to assist you in the swing set assembly process.

    3. In regards to the long-term aspects of your swing set, are you able to substitute any of the pieces when your child is older?

    - Does the swing set you are interested in allow you to switch out the original slide with a more advanced slide?

    - Is it possible to change out a regular swing for a tire swing later on?

    - Can you add additional activities to make the play set more challenging and fun?

    4. Is there future maintenance to consider, such as hardware replacement, sanding, staining, etc.?

    For additional tips on finding the right playground set for your back yard, check out our swing set buying guide. If you have any questions as you begin your research, please contact our Customer Service team. We’d love to hear from you!

  • Swing Set Safety & Maintenance Reminders

    The great weather we have been having is a pleasant reminder that spring will be here soon, which means now is the time to start sprucing up your swing set! This is also the perfect time for a refresher on swing set safety, so you and your family may have a fun and memorable play season.

    Wooden Swing Set Maintenance

    As the snow melts away and the temperatures rise, we recommend giving your playset a thorough once-over. Take your wrench outside and inspect bolts to be sure they don't need tightening. Check for rough spots on the swing set, especially on edges and corners, which may need sanding. Lastly, make sure all accessories are in good condition and not in need of replacing. This applies to everything from swings and clubhouse toys, like the steering wheel, to monkey bars and more. If you do find that some of the accessories need to be replaced, consider gifting them to your child for a birthday or Easter present.

    If you own a wooden swing set, it is important to keep it maintained. Pick a weekend to stain or seal the unit before spring is in full swing. Remember that you will need to let the stain or sealant dry for at least 24 hours, so make sure to get this out of the way early. That way, the kids won't miss a day of fun! We recommend staining or sealing annually in order to keep your swing set looking brand new.

    Wooden swing sets maintenance, swing set safety Wooden swing sets, like this Fantasy Tree House, are a perfect example of a swing set that should be stained or sealed annually.

    A way to help preserve your swing set from the harsh elements of the winter season is with a canopy or tent top over the clubhouse. These tops provide great assistance in protecting the wood for the long-term. With a canopy or tent top, the stain also stays maintained for longer.

    Another aspect to consider while revamping your children’s swing set for the spring is to inspect the rubber mulch play area. We recommend periodically raking up excess mulch around outer edges. In some high traffic areas, consider supplementing with an additional bag or two.

    The last step in making your swing set feel just like new is a quick cleaning of the plastic surfaces. Use a mixture of soap and water to remove any dirt that built up over the winter from the slide, swings, toys and other activities.

    Wooden Swing Set Safety

    Before the kids jump back on the jungle gym, give them a quick refresher of swing set safety tips. Remind them what type of clothing is appropriate. Keeping the kids aware of the proper play attire will help prevent their clothes from catching on any of the playset’s hardware if it is not recessed. This applies not just to the backyard, but also public settings, such as the school playground. We recommended bundling up and dressing for comfort. Some of our favorite suggestions include:

    • Wearing socks and sneakers
    • Avoiding clothing with strings, hoods, or scarves
    • Wearing fitted clothing that is not too baggy

    Now is also a great time to review any rules that you may have for your swing set. Having a set of rules for your children or visitors helps keep everyone safe during playtime. It is important to keep in mind that playing on a wet swing set may be hazardous depending on the material the swing set is made of. Use caution when holding playtime after any winter weather or rain. We recommend encouraging children to follow rules such as:

    • No climbing up the slide
    • No jumping off of the swing in mid air
    • No climbing on top of the monkey bars
    • No pushing others down the slide
    • No rough housing

    While you are outside performing any maintenance inspect the area around your swing set to make sure there are no fallen leaves or broken branches that may still be lingering around from fall. This will help to create an open play area for your little ones.

    While this may sound like a long list of things to do to prep for another season of fun, most of it can be done within a day. Make this a yearly ritual and take the opportunity to spend time together as a family while preparing your swing set for the upcoming season. We hope you and the little ones have a great spring, filled with lots of time outside. If you would like to read more about keeping your swing set safe, visit 10 Tips to Make Sure Your Wooden Swing Set is Safe. Share your questions on swing set safety and maintenance in the comments section below!

  • DIY Swing Sets: The Essential Piece of Hardware

    If you've ever Googled DIY swing sets, you know there are an endless number of plans and designs to consider. Additionally, there are tons of hardware and accessory products to choose from. In this blog you'll learn about the one must-have item for all DIY swing sets. Whether the project is your first or 50th, this piece of hardware will make your life easier.

       The Product

    After 24 years' designing, manufacturing and installing playsets, we know that a strong connecting bracket is an absolute necessity for all swing beams. That's where the Easy 1-2-3 A-Frame Swing Set Bracket comes in. We designed this product six years ago to add another level of safety, strength and security to our swing sets. Fast-forward to today, and we have a patent pending on the design. And it turns out that we're no longer the biggest fans of the bracket -- our customers are!

    The Easy 1-2-3 A-Frame Swing Set Bracket is made of heavy-duty steel that has been welded together. We designed this piece of hardware to work with two 4” x 4” supports and one 4” x 6” swing beam. The idea is simple: Slide in the lumber and fasten with bolts. Repeat on the other side (depending on the specifics of your DIY swing set) and your swing set has a solid, strong foundation.

    Demonstration

    Specifications to Keep in Mind

    There are a few things we'd like you to remember as you plan your DIY swing set. We've designed the bracket to work with a kiln-dried 4" x 6" with a true measurement of 3-1/2" x 5-1/2". Our recommendation is based on the size of the bracket opening (3-5/8" x 5-5/8").

    With that in mind, we stress that the lumber should never be forced into the bracket. The goal is for it to simply slide in, which is the case for the great majority of customers. In the event that the lumber is too large, we suggest planing down the wood as needed. To avoid this task, we advise bringing a tape measure when purchasing the lumber to ensure you get the proper size.

    Finally, for more information on the bracket, check out Eastern Jungle Gym's verified third party reviews from TrustPilot. They provide lots of first-hand details. And don't forget that we're always here to help! Simply give us a call at 1-800-752-9787, or leave a comment below!

  • Six Ways to Modify a Backyard Playset for Older Kids

    When it comes to providing outdoor fun for the little ones in the family, there's nothing better than a backyard playset. It is not uncommon for parents or grandparents to purchase one for the kiddoes once they reach a certain age. But as the kids get older, it may be necessary to make some minor adjustments to the swing set in order to keep the activities exciting and developmentally challenging. After all, a backyard playset is an investment that families should be able to enjoy for a number of years.

    If this situation sounds familiar, there are several potential modifications you can implement to make the swing set more age-appropriate. They range from simple and inexpensive to a bit more advanced. Depending on the types of activities your swing set features, here are six options to consider:

    1. Rock Climbing Wall Adjustments: Removing some of the hand holds on the backyard playset's rock wall will make the climb a bit more difficult. This will help the kids to improve their agility and upper body strength.
    2. Replace the Swings: It may seem like a no-brainer, but any infant swings or toddler swings should be replaced with traditional sling swings. Sling swings allow youngsters to work their leg muscles as they pump and soar through the air.
    3. Add monkey bars: Because monkey bars require coordination skills and athletic arms, the activity is typically reserved for older children. Adding a set of monkey bars (or, as some call it, an overhead ladder) to a backyard playset that the kids have had for a few years will make the unit seem brand new.
    4. Add a gym ring/trapeze bar comboLike monkey bars, the gym ring/trapeze bar combo is another item parents usually hold off on during their initial purchase. But once they are physically ready for the challenge, the kids love this activity. They especially have a blast hanging upside down! If you don't want to sacrifice a spot on your swing beam for this activity, you can always add a wooden accessory arm off the clubhouse as a fourth swing position.
    5. Swap out the step ladder: Replace the wooden step ladder -- which many parents opt for early on because of the surface area it offers -- for one with metal rungs. Or you could add a wooden gang plank ramp, which gives the kids a chance to jog up to the clubhouse, another great way to get their heartbeat up! 
    6. Upgrade or add a slide: It is common for moms and dads to wait on the spiral tube slide because they want to keep the tots in sight at all times. Once the children are a bit older, that reservation fades. Whether you add this type of slide or upgrade to a larger one (say the 14-foot scoop slide from a 10-foot wave slide), updating the slide gives any backyard playset a new look and feel.

    Each of these options are a great way to renew the interest in your backyard playset. Kids will be kids, and at times, that means parents need to get a bit creative to help avoid boredom. Believe it or not, even adding a new accessory toy is often enough to get the children excited again and playing on the set.

  • 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.

  • New Dealer for Eastern Jungle Gym Cedar Swing Sets

    Northborough, MA -- Eastern Jungle Gym, a leading manufacturer of cedar swing sets for more than 23 years, is excited to announce the addition of a new retailer in Central Massachusetts.

    Backyard Adventures of Massachusetts is Eastern Jungle Gym's latest authorized specialty retailer. The store began selling Eastern’s cedar swing sets last month.

    Founded in 1986, Backyard Adventures is committed to providing its customers with high quality play equipment for the home. In addition to swing sets, the company also carries trampolines, storage sheds (in pine, cedar and vinyl), and even residential ice rinks.

    “Like Eastern Jungle Gym, Backyard Adventures is all about helping families find the perfect piece of outdoor entertainment for the little ones,” said Rolf Zimmermann, Eastern’s vice president of sales. “Just as importantly, these folks share our commitment to top-notch customer service, which is why we are so pleased about this partnership.”

    Cedar swing sets on display in Massachusetts Cedar swing sets from Eastern Jungle Gym on display at Backyard Adventures in Northborough, Mass.

    There are currently nine Eastern Jungle Gym swing sets on display at Backyard Adventures, which is located at 6 Belmont Street in Northborough. Professional installation is available, as is 12-month financing. The store is open seven days a week come spring. Customers can expect to see great deals and specials on the playsets, too.

    Eastern Jungle Gym swing sets are manufactured in Carmel, New York. The models range from the traditional Classic A-frame swing sets, to the larger Angled-Base and Straight-Base models, to the multi-deck Sky, Fantasy and Fantasy Tree House models. The swing sets are sold online, as well as at authorized retailers throughout North America.

    In total, Eastern offers more than 70 playsets. Each is made of 100-percent cedar wood, with heavy-duty hardware, high quality accessories and thru-bolt construction. They also come with a 15-year warranty.

    With a blossoming e-commerce presence and a strong network of dealers, Eastern Jungle Gym looks forward to continued growth and future expansions.

    “We expect to be ‘creating childhood memories’ for decades and decades,” Zimmermann said, “and we’re so pleased to know that Backyard Adventures shares that goal.”

    For more on Backyard Adventures, click here, or call 508-329-5151.

  • Growing Family Wins Swing Set Giveaway

    The winner of Eastern Jungle Gym's 2015 Holiday Swing Set Giveaway is a New Hampshire woman with several nieces and nephews, all 8 years old and younger -- and a baby on the way.

    Carly Daring will receive the Classic Cedar Swing Set, which retails for $999.

    "I was really excited," Carly said, recalling when she heard the news that she won the swing set giveaway. "It's our first house and we always have family over, so we'll have it set up in the yard and our nieces and nephews will be able to use it. And then our son will be able to use it down the road."

    With three swing positions, the Classic Cedar Swing Set offers the flexibility of swapping out the standard swings for others (such as the horse glider swing for two). Carly is already thinking of adding an infant swing, such as the full bucket swing, until her son is old enough to transition to a half-bucket swing or sling swing.

    Winner of Eastern Jungle Gym's Holiday Swing Set Giveaway Carly Daring is the winner of Eastern Jungle Gym's Holiday Swing Set Giveaway.

    "Either way," she said, "I am sure it will get a lot of use for many years!"

    The Classic Cedar Swing Set comes complete with two sling swings and a gym ring/trapeze bar combo. Made of 100-percent solid cedar wood, the swing set relies on heavy duty hardware, patent-pending 1-2-3 A-Frame brackets and thru-bolt construction. The other playsets in the Classic series feature the bench swing, three-chain tire swing, the full-bucket swing and more.

    The contest was run by Housewife on a Mission, as part of a larger giveaway hop that ran from Dec. 4 to Dec. 18. Eastern Jungle Gym holds giveaways and contests several times a year, and past prizes have included swing set accessory bundles and Dream swing sets. For information on upcoming giveaways, follow Eastern Jungle Gym on FacebookTwitter and Google Plus.

  • Eastern Jungle Gym Swing Set Arrives at African Orphanage

    South Sudan, Africa — Children at an orphanage in Terekeka have a new Eastern Jungle Gym swing set.

    The Fantasy playset was installed at a Harvesters Reaching the Nation orphanage. The organization is dedicated to improving the lives of children in isolated areas of the globe. Harvesters Reaching the Nation currently serves about 200 orphans in South Sudan, according to its website.

    Children at African orphanage playing on Eastern Jungle Gym swing set Children at an South Sudan orphanage in Africa play on an Eastern Jungle Gym swing set.

    As soon as the setup was complete, it was clear that the wooden cedar swing set was a hit. The kids wasted no time exploring their new playground and sharing laughs as they swung through the air, zipped down the slide, climbed through the clubhouses and scaled the rock climbing wall.

    "Seeing a photo of those children enjoying themselves on an Eastern Jungle Gym swing set is just about as rewarding as it gets," said Rolf Zimmermann, Vice President of Sales for the company. "It's amazing to think of all the places where we have helped create childhood memories over the last 23 years."

    The Fantasy is part of Eastern Jungle Gym’s Multi-Deck Series, which incorporates multiple towers, clubhouses, playhouses, slides, swings and more. With of all its activities, the Fantasy is one of many Eastern Jungle Gym playsets that can easily accommodate a large group of children varying in ages. The Fantasy features three clubhouses (two covered and one uncovered), a wave slide, a spiral slide, double-wide monkey bars, a tire swing and a rock climbing wall.

    Eastern Jungle Gym's Straight-Base and Angled-Base series are also able to entertain several children at once. These swing sets offer a single play deck with multiple swing positions on the swing beam, a slide, a rock climbing wall and a variety of other activities: tire swing, picnic table, sandbox, horse glider swing and so on.

  • Essential Activities All the Best Swing Sets Have

    As a mother, father or grandparent shopping for an outdoor playset for your little ones, there are many important safety considerations and material choices you’ll need to contemplate. But once you've decided on the basics, it's time to think about the fun!

    That means picking from lots of accessory and activity options. We're here to help you mull over the choices and give you some advice. With more than 22 years' experience in the industry, we've got a pretty good idea of the essentials that all the best swing sets have.

    First, here's a rundown of some common swing set activities and accessories:

    ·       Clubhouse and/or playhouse -- The clubhouse is the center of the swing set. It's where the kids play with toys (more on that later); use their imagination to take them out of the backyard and into the helm of a ship; or stay "safe" at home base during an intense game of Tag. If you really want to go all out, add a bottom playhouse for extra fun.

    ·       Rock climbing wall -- The best rock climbing walls challenge children and help them become stronger. That's why the rock wall should be a reasonable size. It should also allow for hand grips to be added or removed, so the wall can grow with the kids.

    ·       Slides -- Whether you go with a wave slide, a scoop slide or a spiral slide, a slide is a necessity. The best swing sets sometimes have more than one, with different styles, colors and sizes.

    ·       Swings -- No playset is complete without swings. And because soaring through the air on a swing is more fun with a friend, we recommend at least two or three swing positions. This is an enjoyment that even adults treasure, so make sure your backyard playground is strong enough to support all of your family members. And keep in mind that it's always better to have more swing positions than fewer, as you can switch out the classic sling swing for a baby swing, horse glider swing or gym ring trapeze bar combo, depending on who is playing on the set.

    ·       Tire swing -- Forget the idea that a tire swing has to hang from a tree. There's no reason your playset can't accommodate one (all of our Angled-Base swing sets do). Keep in mind that a good tire swing will use an actual tire. This means the surface will be soft rubber instead of hard plastic. And a three-chain suspension system means it can accommodate up to three kids.

    Outdoor playset with tire swing for best swing sets blog This wooden swing set features a tire swing, a horse glider swing, two sling swings, a slide, multiple ladders, a clubhouse with toys and a rock-climbing wall. It offers the kids so much to do!

    ·       Horse glider swing -- This swing allows two kids to sit back-to-back while they rock and glide. It is a favorite among young children.

    ·       Picnic table -- With a wooden picnic table built in to your playset, you really add to the investment. Now your swing set isn't just a place to play, it's a place to take a break and eat lunch, too!

    ·       Sandbox -- Whether you take the DIY route and add the sand yourself, or you purchase a sandbox with your swing set, a sandbox adds a little variation to the play area. Not only will the kids enjoy it, but mom and dad will appreciate how it keeps the little ones entertained for even longer.

    ·       Toys -- Steering wheels, ship's wheels, telephones, binoculars and telescopes. These are just a few of the toys all the best swing sets have. We say, the more the better! Don't be afraid of doubling up. There's no reason you can't have one telescope in the clubhouse and one on the post near the sandbox.

    ·       Ladders -- From step ladders to steel rung ladders to Jacob's ladders, kids love to climb. With a ladder and a rock wall, the children will have more than one way to access the clubhouse. And don't forget about overhead ladders (also known as monkey bars)!

    Now that you have a good understanding of all the options, it's time for us to give our recommendations.

    Eastern Jungle Gym's top five accessory and activity picks for the best swing sets are...

    (drum roll, please!)

    1)    Slides

    2)    Swings

    3)    Clubhouse and/or playhouse

    4)    Toys

    5)    Rock climbing wall

    Since nearly all of our swing sets include a slide, swings, a clubhouse with toys, and a rock climbing wall, these choices probably won't come as much of a surprise. Our longtime experience in this business has told us that this is the right formula for a swing set the kids will love for years and years. Just look for these essentials and you can't go wrong, especially if you add in a bonus activity or two.

  • Building a Wooden Playset with the Whole Family

    When was the last time you and the kids bonded over a family project? Enjoying laughs, working through challenges and finally accomplishing your goal with your son or daughter leaves you with memories that will last a lifetime. And, depending on the project, you'll likely have a finished product that will yield even more fun times for years to come.

    That's certainly the case when it comes to building a wooden playset for the backyard. Depending on the model you've selected (and its complexity), getting the kids involved may seem a bit challenging. But not to worry -- there are plenty of ways to get the little ones to help out safely. Here are a few suggestions:

    • Safety first -- Teach your children how to make sure all safety precautions are taken before embarking on a construction project. This means having the proper equipment (safety goggles, gloves and sneakers, or another type of closed-toe shoe) and the appropriate work space; making sure any lumber you've picked up at the local hardware store is sanded and free of splinters; etc. Communicate all of this to your kids during a "safety talk" before you get started on the wooden playset. Be sure to mention that power tools can be dangerous, so it's important they stay away from these items unless otherwise instructed.
    Little girl using drill on swing set bracket Whether it's cleaning up, learning about safety precautions, organizing hardware or learning how to use the drill (with adult supervision, of course), the kids will have a blast helping to build a wooden playset for the backyard.
    • Have the kids organize the hardware -- Before getting started, gather all of the hardware you'll need and ask your children to sort through it. Have them place all the bolts in one pile, the washers in another, the caps in another and so on. Then, once you start assembling, your kids can have them ready at your request. This activity will help them learn all about the different parts of the swing set, and they'll get an up-close look at the construction as mom or dad's assistant.
    • Let them try their hand at assembling -- Since you will be supervising the activity, there's no harm in allowing your child to try using the drill, provided he or she is the appropriate age and you have modeled the correct usage several times. Just guide the youngster along and you should have no problem.
    • Have them take care of the finishing touches -- Whether it's helping them up the ladder to hang the swing or handing them a rake to smooth the rubber playground mulch around the set, the kids will love the privilege of being responsible for the finishing touches.
    • Clean up -- There's nothing children love more than a game, so factor in the spirit of competition and see who can clean up the most! Instruct the kids to gather up any boxes, and make sure all the pieces of hardware are picked up and placed in their respective bags.
    • Test out the product -- It's the moment they've been waiting for! Once the wooden playset is assembled and cleanup is finished, it's time for the kids to try out their new swing set! We recommend having a camera on hand so you can capture the excitement as they hop on the swings and swoosh down the slide for the very first time!

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