Monthly Archives: June 2013

Benefits to their health, & yours

No Comments 22 Jun 10:40 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, outdoor playsets, Play sets, Playsets, playsets outdoor

In examination of the relationship between children’s outdoor behavior and contact with nature along with their physical, mental, and social health and well-being, a recent research study reveals the bottom line : Physical activity and exposure to nature are fundamental to good health Author Affiliation: Jules Pretty is with the University of Essex in the UK: Pretty, J., Angus, C., Bain, M., Barton, J., Gladwell, V., Hine, R., et al. (2009). Outdoor playsets and outside playground equipment availability helps a lot! Nature, childhood, health and life pathways: University of Essex. In this review, Pretty and colleagues examine the role of physical activity and exposure to nature …

Biophilic – Uuh?

No Comments 10:25 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, outdoor playsets, Play sets, playset outdoor, Playsets, playsets outdoor

Had you heard the term “Biophilic”?   It caught our attention. According to a common encyclopedia: The biophilia hypothesis would indicate that there are instinctive bonds between human beings and other living systems. Edward O. Wilson introduced and popularized the hypothesis in his book, Biophilia (1984).[1] He defines biophilia as “the urge to affiliate with other forms of life”. This is new book by by Stephen R. Kellert, Judith H. Heerwagen, and Martin L. Mador has a title that is a mouthful  —-> Biophilic Design: The Theory, Science and Practice of Bringing Buildings to Life This new book contains a series of essays which examine the design …

Balloon Busters

No Comments 17 Jun 5:30 pm Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, outdoor playsets, Play sets, playsets outdoor

“Bust my Balloons, Big Boy”: The Goal is to pop the other players’ balloons – all the while keeping your balloon in its original, and pristeen condition. This game is even more fun if you have outside playground equipment to mix it up. Basic Rules: Players tie a string to the end of a balloon and then tie that string to their legs. Players run around trying to stomp, bust, or pop each others balloon without getting their own popped. The game works better if the playing field is on the smaller side like in your own backyard. This helps keep …

Favorite Outdoor Play Sets

No Comments 4:57 pm Author: Richard Category:outdoor playsets, Play sets, playsets outdoor

One of the all time favorite outdoor play sets from Gorilla Play Sets & Backyard Play Sets : – TREASURE TROVE – These outdoor playsets are among the best outdoor playsets in the Outside Playground Equipment category made by Gorilla Outdoor Playsets ! Playsets Outdoor – TREASURE TROVE – Premium Features Include : 1st Level Platform – 5’ x 5’ Height – 5’ 2nd Level Platform – 2.5’ x 5’ Height – 7’ Clatter Bridge and Tower Safe Entry Ladder Extreme Wave Slide Radical Ride Tube Slide Swing Beam Positions – 3 Swing Belts – 2 Trapeze Swing Glider Swing (Bonus Item) …

It’s Warm Outside!

No Comments 4:49 pm Author: Richard Category:outdoor playsets, Play sets, playsets outdoor

Have a backyard party for your kids and include outdoor playsets and outside playground equipment to expand your options. You don’t need a pool or even a water slide for warm weather fun. A lawn sprinkler and someone to supervise its  water faucet. Ages Sprinkler games are simple fun for kids of all ages. How to Play One person is “it” and controls the water faucet. The children just play around the water sprinkler. When “it” turns on the sprinkler, everyone must freeze and get sprinkled on until “it” turns the water off. The last person to move gets to be “it.” Variations If the children are …