Chante Dounia February 1, 2021 home playground
Children do need regular access to play areas to enjoy their child hood to the max. For this reason I have decided to write about some main tips you may wish to consider when it comes to planning any children’s playground. We aspire this to be of some addition to you.
2. Use non-toxic materials – Kids tend to be very curious with the things around them and before you knew it, they might be putting stuff inside their mouth especially when you can’t see them. To help prevent unwanted events from happening, you should make sure that the stuff you have around the playground are safe and non-toxic. Some materials can also harm your kid’s skin or even cause sudden allergies if they are not made to be non-toxic.
Second, always make allowance for more space. Therefore, the floor should extend to over six feet beyond the play area. If the fort is above 4ft, it would be a good idea to not leave the guard rails open. Keep them close together to disallow the kids from getting their head stuck in between them. For kids that are of school age, make sure that the railings are above thirty eight inches (38in) and finally make sure that you have enough space that can grow as your child grows.
You also need to make sure the surface fill is laid down right. While this differs depending on what type of fill you are using, you can safely assume that any loose surface fill will need to be about a foot deep. And loose means loose-never pack it down when laying it in.
Even for those of us without the luxury of having a playground in our own backyard, our children will no doubt spend plenty of time in playgrounds growing up. And for the most part, that is a good thing. After all, playing outside, especially on play structures, is great for your child’s health, giving them a chance to develop strength, coordination, balance, and cardiovascular health. They also get plenty of sunshine and fresh air.
Your occasional inspection should go a long way towards making sure your equipment is up to par, but do make sure you bring the rest of the family in on safety precautions too. Educate your children and make it clear what is not okay and why. Make it a rule that they pick up their own toys and put them away after each play session-this is a good lesson in responsibility for them as well.