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No Comments 2 Jul 11:43 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens, Outdoor Sports and Camping, Playsets

After 25 years of practice as a psychologist, Madeline Levine has only recently began to observe a new kind of unhappy adolescent. When a bright, personable fifteen-year-old girl, from a financially comfortable and loving home, came into her office with the word empty literally carved into her left forearm, Levine was shocked. This girl literally displaying this bold message seemed to personify a disturbing pattern Levine had been recently observing . Her teenage patients were smart, socially adept, and loved by their affluent parents yet behind a facade of achievement and charm, many of these teens suffered severe emotional problems. …

Yea, Madeline !

No Comments 29 Jun 8:51 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Outdoor Sports and Camping, Playsets

I recently read a quote from acclaimed clinical psychologist, Madeline Levine, in the NY Times. Her quote had to do with how to raise children who are helpful and self-aware of their impact upon others and constructive (even inventive) in their role as a member of their family. For us, as a couple with 6 six adopted children, it was both enlightening and heartening to hear. Basically, her statement had to do with parents (particularly those in the USA) believing in an overly inflated influence on their kids. That hit home. Basically then, that less can be more.  For example …

Active Kids have better immunity

No Comments 26 Jun 8:07 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Outdoor Sports and Camping, Playsets

Active kids enjoy important  health benefits, because: Exercise stimulates blood flow to all of the body’s tissues …. including the brain! Better blood flow delivers more oxygen and vital nutrients to their body’s cells. Active children improve their ability to absorb oxygen via engaged activity outdoors. Due to the increased oxygen they are trully more energized. More oxygen directly equates to more energy! Better blood flow promotes the body’s transportation of the by-products of metabolism and toxins back from the cells for elimination, recycling, and better use everywhere. Children who exercise are generally healthier and more energized because their body …

How much is enough?

No Comments 25 Jun 11:35 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Outdoor Sports and Camping, Playsets

Guidelines for children’s play often measure the amount of physical activity, which involves how much active play, children should be getting. Guidelines also outline the limitations for sedentary behavior. Here are a few recommendations for physical activity in children aged 5-12 years: – Children require at least 60 minutes (and up to several hours) of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily. – Children should never spend more than two hours daily using electronic media as entertainment (i.e.computer games, television, internet), and particularly NOT during daylight hours (vitamin D… sunshine…). Currently there aren’t many official guidelines for physical activity in children …

Active?

No Comments 11:19 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Outdoor Sports and Camping, Playsets

“Active play” is as much about an approach to physical activity as it is about actively moving at a moderate to vigorous pace. Further more, active play can occur outdoors on outdoor playsets, or indoors, alone, or with friends and family. The freedom and possibilities offered by outdoor active play for children best promotes the benefits listed below. Benefits of active play Active play is important for a child’s overall health and development, even before a baby can walk or talk.  Making time for active play everyday outdoors on backyard playground equipment helps to: maintain a healthy weight protect against …

Affordable Wood Outdoor Playsets

No Comments 19 Jun 10:01 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Playsets

Wooden Swing Sets at Affordable Prices Gorilla™ ready-to-assemble swing sets are designed for quick assembly. These swing sets are economically priced, pre-boxed and ready to assemble. Their “T-nut” construction makes home assembly simple and safe using common household tools. These wooden outdoor playsets include all pre-cut, pre-sanded and pre-drilled lumber as well as all the required hardware, accessories,  with well written, detailed instructions in order to assemble the unit quickly.  Your Gorilla™ play set will arrive ready to assemble. The assembly instructions include a step-by-step 3-D illustrations. These are noted as the Best-Valued Pre-Boxed, Pre-Milled Wooden Swing Sets in the Marketplace.. …

Get them to play outdoors today

No Comments 21 May 12:51 pm Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Playsets

Our advice based on child studies focusing on higher learning potentials: Get your kids outdoors playing on their outdoor playset while you kick back and watch. Outdoor playset kits can be easily ordered online and their installation has been studied and is now easy enough.  If you aren’t handy then hiring it out is always an option. One of the best playset kits we’ve found includes 3 slides and  a Trapeze assembly with rings.  Among the 3 slides are an “Extreme Wave” slide, a “Radical Ride” spiral tube slide for 7′ deck and a commercial grade Scoop Slide for a 7′ deck. …