Tag Archives: backyard play sets

Good, better, best

No Comments 20 Jul 11:17 am Author: Richard Category:outdoor playsets, Play sets, Playsets, playsets outdoor

If you and your friends don’t have access to outdoor playsets or outside playground equipment then it is very probable that a neighborhood park or school is convenient for your family . Why?  Because … Playing outdoors is an invaluable activity for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, grade schoolers … not to mention teens as well as adults. Babies, toddlers and preschoolers’ healthy development is essentially based upon sensory-motor skills. Besides the obvious health benefits, as kids grow up, playing outside will encourage decision processing – (executive functioning) – as well as their curiosity – which is then naturally followed with real concrete knowledge.  Children need to develop …

Pattern of decline for 3 generations

No Comments 11:07 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, outdoor playsets, Play sets, Playsets, playsets outdoor

In international interest for Nature Conservation, Denmark conducted a poll to investigate how 3  past generations of Danes experienced nature. As part of this poll, a representative sample of 1,000 parents of 5- to 12- year-old children and 1,000 adults between 55 and 70 years of age answered a series of questions about their or their children/grandchildren’s use of natural space and attitudes toward nature. In this report, Paltved-Kaznelson presents many interesting findings, highlighting the following:   In three generations, there has been significant decline in time that children spend outdoors in nature. For instance, 59% of grandparents reported visiting a natural setting every …

Smarter backyard playtime

No Comments 10:57 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, outdoor playsets, Play sets, Playsets, playsets outdoor

Alot of us are lucky enough to have fond childhood memories of the next-door-neighbor who had the nicest backyard swing set in town, with multiple forts, a spiral slide, glider swings and a rope ladder. Or maybe you (like me) grew up playing on a cheap metal swing set (that wasn’t even anchored properly) – you know the type – where the legs would tip up out of the ground when you swung too high – thrilling you, but worrying your parents. Whatever experience you remember, backyard play sets do provide hours of fun for kids, and often becomes a neighborhood refuge for playtime.  I …

Relationship between children’s outdoor behavior & health / well-being

No Comments 1 Jul 4:38 pm Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, outdoor playsets, Play sets

Studies examing the relationship between children’s outdoor behavior and contact with nature along with their physical, mental, and social health and well-being show the bottom line as : Physical activity and exposure to nature are important 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 play sets and outside playground equipment availability helps a lot! Nature, childhood, health and life pathways: University of Essex. The authors discuss the impact of urban design and green space in terms of …

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? …

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 …

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 …

UV Protection for Playsets Outdoor

No Comments 11 May 9:45 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, outdoor playsets, Play sets

Looking for backyard playsets with built in Sun Protection?   Gorilla outdoor playsets have introduced SUNBRELLA awnings to several new lines of outdoor playsets ! The  SUN CLIMBER series is one the best and NEWest values in outside playground equipment,  Old-school outdoor play time is a timeless favorite for kids anywhere.   For families with young children, nothing replaces the value of owning a great outdoor play set for your backyard. We also have a full price-range selection of affordable play sets that will fit your family’s budget. The SUN CLIMBER outdoor playset models are excellent playsets to get you started!  Gorilla Outdoor Playsets are a …

Playsets Outdoor: SUN CLIMBER series from Gorilla Play sets

No Comments 10 May 9:03 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, outdoor playsets, Play sets

SUN CLIMBER II outdoor playsets offer  a NEW solution to your outside playground equipment options.   This new play set series have built-in Sun Protection from SUNBRELLA !  The SUN CLIMBERs from Gorilla Outdoor Playsets are truly outstanding in their value.  Outdoor play time is an old-school timeless favorite for kids everywhere.   If you have young children, nothing will surpass owning great backyard playsets. At www.daygloenter.com, we have a large selection of affordable play sets that will fit your family’s budget. The SUN CLIMBER outdoor playset models are excellent outdoor playsets to get you started!  Gorilla Outdoor Playsets are a time-proven product line in outdoor …