Mimi Sabrina February 1, 2021 home playground
Durability – There is very little point in investing time, money and effort into creating a backyard playground if you are then going to stock it with fragile plants and shrubs that will inevitably serve as kid magnets and get destroyed.
These are the main factors to consider when setting up a playground at home:
We should put guardrails in elevated playgrounds to prevent falls. The guardrails and ladder rungs in playground equipment must be less than 3.5 inches or more than 9 inches so children will not get trapped in them.
Many injuries that happen on a playground or around a playset have to do with the integrity of the surface, as children often fall off of or jump from equipment, fall when running, and most likely roughhouse on the ground.
I love trying to come up with new ways to make kids thrilled with hanging out in the yard, doing something active. In fact, thinking back on my own childhood, I remember designing miniature playgrounds myself out of makeshift parts (think basketball hoops made of old bicycle rims). It disappoints me sometimes to see how little imagination some children put into entertaining themselves, but looking at all the easy options they have, I can’t say as I blame them. Often, they just need a little direction and some time on their own to get creative.
And if your spouse does make a careless mistake, as human as it may be, bring it to their attention. They will often be shocked at the temporary danger they exposed the children to and be a little more careful next time around.