Monthly Archives: May 2013

How much daily exposure?

No Comments 31 May 10:39 am Author: Richard Category:outdoor playsets, Play sets, playsets outdoor

Exposure to nature is one of the key fundamentals of a meaningful life. But, how much exposure to nature and outdoor environments is necessary to ensure a child’s development and a healthy life? To have a healthy emotional and physical life requires contact with nature. The published research evidence  is overwhelming: exposure to nature lowers blood pressure, stress and alters mood in positive ways, enhances cognitive functioning, and in many ways makes us happier. We don’t really know absolutely but it may be that we need to quantify what is necessary. Are there such things as minimum daily requirements of nature? …

High energy put to constructive use

No Comments 28 May 12:30 pm Author: Richard Category:outdoor playsets, Play sets, playsets outdoor

We adopted six kids. They’re close in age and all high energy. The youngest two wake at the crack of dawn. I think they can hear me roll over in bed. New parents be forewarned that all years (prior to college) are (each) uniquely tough for parents. Daily, 24/7, I am propelled from a horizontal state straight into full throttle mode. Ironically, the drive time to and from schools, tutors and work have helped save my sanity on many days – plus any chance to hang out with a bottle of good white wine with good friends in the evening. …

Born to be wild

No Comments 24 May 5:12 pm Author: Richard Category:outdoor playsets, Play sets, playsets outdoor

Research has consistently shown that there are major benefits for healthy child development in unstructured outdoor play. Yet, unfortunately there is a strong sense among today’s parents that it’s unsafe for children to play unsupervised. Some urban communities are trying to graft a slice of wild and unpredictable wilderness into a safe, secure playground near you.  In such places, children can explore outdoor streams, rocks, wild grasses, bushes, branches and hilly mounds – even if the rugged, varied topography has to be newly constructed on top of an otherwise ordinary landscape. These new park areas allow for risk in play, but …

Giving back. Helping out.

No Comments 22 May 11:09 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, outdoor playsets, Play sets, playsets outdoor

Encore:  Give back and helping is a win-win. Simply use the search key word “sport” to see dozens of worthwhile projects, as well as networks like “Family Nature Clubs”. All these organizations contribute meaning and long lasting impact through service and engagement Get involved by supporting children & youth sports in your community (or even across the globe) through a wide range of great organizations like “Right to Play”, “Nothing But Nets”, “Ball for All” and “GlobalGiving”.  . To further  gain a deeper baseline in the values and vision around the Olympic Games, see the excellent “Teaching Values: An Olympic …

Essentials by Mother Nature

No Comments 21 May 10:26 am Author: Richard Category:outdoor playsets, Play sets, playsets outdoor

Evidence of many benefits from direct contact with nature. Contact with nature actually promotes healthier social behavior while reducing social dysfunction, alleviating stress, improving resilience, promoting optimal psychological function, even improving recovery from physical trauma and  reducing early mortality rates. Outdoor experiences provide many proven benefits to our general health showing that green environments are in fact essential to human health, and especially to our childrens’ health and wellness. I’m thankful to be lucky enough to have grown up in the woods of the Mississippi Valley in Iowa, watching my older sister climbing huge oak trees. We even raised a …

Navigator Outdoor play sets

No Comments 20 May 11:01 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Play sets, playset outdoor, playsets outdoor

Navigator from Gorilla outdoor play sets : These Cedar Wood Outdoor Playsets feature: Dimensions: 19’W x 11’H x 18’D Platform – 4’ x 6’ Platform Height – 5’ Wiki Wave Slide™ Rock Wall with Climbing Rope Deluxe Rope Ladder Monkey Bars with Heavy-Duty Metal Rungs Safe Entry Ladder Belt Swings – 2 Trapeze Swing Built-In Picnic Table Sandbox Tic-Tac-Toe Panel Steering Wheel Play Telescope Flag Kit Safety Handles Tongue & Groove Wood Roof featuring a Sunburst, Dormers and a Chimney 4×4 Solid Wood Framing 4×6 3-Position Swing Beam with Timber Shield™ Maintenance-free Timber Shield™ covering on main beams Available in …

Best Cedar wood play sets

No Comments 16 May 1:06 pm Author: Richard Category:outdoor playsets, Play sets, playsets outdoor

Gorilla Play sets – TREASURE TROVE CEDAR wood play sets – include Flat $79 for Shipping Description Gorilla Outdoor Playsets – TREASURE TROVE CEDAR – Wood Play sets  Features:  Dimensions: 19’W x 13’H x 27’6″D 1st Level Platform – 4’ x 6’ Height – 5’ 2nd Level Platform – 2.5’ x 6’ Height – 7’ Wiki Wave Slide™ Radical Ride 7’ Tube Slide Clatter Bridge & Tower Rock Wall with Climbing Rope Safe Entry Ladder Deluxe Rope Ladder Belt Swing Trapeze Swing Glider Swing designed for 1 or 2 riders Built-In Picnic Table Sandbox Bonus Sandbox under Tower Tic-Tac-Toe Panel Steering Wheel Play …

Great Skye I Supreme playsets outdoor

No Comments 15 May 9:29 am Author: Richard Category:outdoor playsets, Play sets, playsets outdoor

Gorilla Outdoor Playsets & Outside Playground Equipment  – GREAT SKYE I Supreme WG–  Price Includes Low Flat Shipping Cost !! This swing set is one of the best play sets among the best outdoor playsets in the residential outside playground equipment category, made exclusively by Gorilla Playsets !! This MEGA-FUN outdoor playset is new in 2013 in the backyard play sets / swing sets category! The “GREAT SKYE 1 SUPREME WG” has 2 swings,1 trapeze bar, special glider swing that seats 2, Wiki Wave Slide™, Radical Ride Tube Slide™, rock wall with climbing rope, 2 covered playhouses with authentic Sunbrella® canopies, safety step ladder, climbing rope ladder, picnic table, sandbox with mesh cover and lots of accessories! …

Blue Ridge Frontier Deluxe Cedar Outdoor play sets

No Comments 14 May 9:24 am Author: Richard Category:outdoor playsets, Play sets, playsets outdoor

From www.daygloenter.com & Gorilla Outdoor Playsets:   BLUE RIDGE FRONTIER Deluxe Cedar wood play sets  – Price includes Low FLAT Shipping Costs ! These FRONTIER play sets are one of the best outdoor playsets of the best outdoor playsets in the residential outside playground equipment category, made exclusively by Gorilla outdoor play sets ! Play set Features: Dimensions: 19’W x 11’H x 20’D Platform – 4′ x 6′ Platform Height – 5′ Wiki Wave Slide™ Rock Wall with Climbing Rope Deluxe Rope Ladder Deluxe Climbing Ramp Turbo Tire Swing with Swivel Belt Swings – 2 Trapeze Swing Built-In Picnic Table Sandbox Tic-Tac-Toe Panel Steering Wheel Play Telescope Flag Kit Safety Handles Deluxe Green Vinyl Canopy …

Great Skye I Supreme WG from us to your backyard

No Comments 13 May 11:03 am Author: Richard Category:outdoor playsets, Play sets

From Gorilla Outdoor Playsets – GREAT SKYE I Supreme WG  – Price Includes Low Flat Shipping Costs ! These outdoor play sets is one of the best play sets among the best outdoor play sets in the residential outside playground equipment category, made exclusively by Gorilla Playsets !! This MEGA-FUN outdoor playset is new in 2013 in the backyard play sets /wood playsets category! The “GREAT SKYE 1 SUPREME WG” has 2 swings,1 trapeze bar, special glider swing that seats 2, Wiki Wave Slide™, Radical Ride Tube Slide™, rock wall with climbing rope, 2 covered playhouses with authentic Sunbrella® canopies, safety step ladder, climbing rope ladder, picnic table, sandbox with mesh cover and lots of …