Jocelynn Hind February 1, 2021 home playground
Leave Some Open Play Space – Having one of those really nice custom jungle gyms installed will certainly delight your kids but they still need a little bit of plain old open play space as well. A simple grassy area is fine as it will make a great venue for tag, ball games and whatever else the children can dream up. Having a few trees planted around this area for shade is something to consider as well.
3. Are there potential traps or tripping hazards?
As you start to plan your kid’s playground, don’t forget to consider it as a place where your child would first get to experience how’s it like to mix in playing with learning. This is also the ideal place where he would find his or her independence and begin to form social relationships with family members and even their first friends.
Another playground safety tip for toddlers and school age kids is to ensure playing the equipment safely. When the kids play with the swings, make sure that no one is behind or in front of them. Conversely, kids should keep a safe distance from the swings if it is being used to avoid being hit. Meanwhile, it is suggested that children below the age of four should not be allowed to use any climbing equipment.
Setting Boundaries – If your backyard currently lacks a good boundary system – a fence or hedges – make sure that they are added during the construction of the playground. These boundaries keep the kids in and strangers out as well as defining the area of play.
Letting young children play with structures designed for older kids is unsafe because the size and proportions are not right for them. Conversely, older children can get trapped in equipment designed for the younger ones.