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In Montana, No child is left inside

No Comments 6 Jul 11:04 am Author: Richard Category:outdoor playsets, Play sets, Playsets, playsets outdoor

Look at this License Plate Now Available to Montana Residents!  “No Child Left Inside” National Wildlife Federation – September 25, 2012 Our children spend more than 50 hours a week indoors in front of electronic devices. That’s equivalent to a full-time job with 2 hours of five days’ over time! For just one day, turn off the TV and computer, unplug video games, leave your phone at home and go outside. Studies are consistently revealing that children who spend more time outside have better overall fitness, better eyesight, less stress, less depression, better grades, and a heightened awareness of the natural world. …

Building for Health, & Sustainability

No Comments 1 Jul 5:22 pm Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, outdoor playsets, Play sets

Recommended reading from the thoughtful collaborations of Andrew L. Dannenberg, Howard Frumkin and Richard J. Jackson. Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability This book follows the authors’ “Urban Sprawl and Public Health” to examine the present day need to create healthy places and reduce the health risks inherent in places already built. Drawing on the latest scientific evidence, with contributions from experts in a range of fields, “Making Health Places” imparts a wealth of practical information and demonstrated and promising solutions to commonly occurring problems. We recommend that parents encourage kids to get outdoors. Daily access to outside playground …

Higher API-s

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

“Nature-Smart” Kids Get Higher Test Scores on their APIs. The American Institutes for Research® has conducted a study recently, submitted to the California Department of Education, on the impact of residential outdoor education programs. The focus was on at-risk youth, 56% of whom reported never having spent time in a natural setting. Comparing the impact on students who experienced the outdoor education program versus those in a control group who had not had the outdoor learning experience, results were statistically significant. Major findings were: 27% increase in measured mastery of science concepts; enhanced cooperation and conflict resolution skills; gains in …

Favorite Outdoor Play Sets

No Comments 17 Jun 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …