Bettine Maïna February 1, 2021 home playground
You also need to think about how high the equipment is-if the child is standing on top, their body should never be more than twelve feet above the ground. Any higher, and you might as well have laid down concrete.
With time however, things have changed drastically as parents now realize that it is possible to build a playground – even though small – at the back of their homes. While it does cost a bit more then your average toy the rewards in terms of safety and monitoring are phenomenal. Even though building a safe playground at the back of your house costs a lot, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the playground equipments are safe for the kids.
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.
According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) this leads to over 69% of the 50,000 yearly injuries in a backyard playground. These are mostly injuries that could be prevented by using some form of playground tiles or other protective surface.
There are many types of surfaces you can use to help protect your children. Sand isn’t recommended because kids can track it all over and remove it from the equipment area as well as get it in their eyes. Wood mulch is better but constant maintenance and replenishment of the mulch is needed, otherwise low areas / bald spots occur where kids can get injured.
How? Build a safe playground for the kids to use.