Joslin Sofia February 1, 2021 home playground
How much space do you have in your backyard? If you have a large yard, there is no concern. Many new homes, however, have limited backyard space. You should not place kids playground equipment up close to any structure they could fall and injure themselves on. Fences, trees and the home itself should be six to nine feet from the playset for proper safety precautions. While a playground should not be set too close to a fence, it is often desirable to make sure you have a fenced in yard if you choose to install a play area. If you live near a busy street, it becomes even more important in preventing excited children from running into the street.
One of the best ways you can be sure of the integrity in the equipment your children are playing on is by setting up a small playground in your own yard so that you have full control of the environment. Always make sure that you have created a setup that is easy to monitor. If your children are very young, you should never let them play alone. Older kids may come with some leeway, but there should always be an adult close by who is checking from time to time to make sure things are on the up and up.
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.
Climbing playground equipment is by far the most popular type of apparatus. Climbing frames remain one of the most popular pieces due to their vast variety of shapes, sizes and challenges. From the traditional jungle gym to the web climbers, rock climbing walls and net traverse, there is something to keep children constantly entertained as well as helping them exercise without knowing it!
We should also set up swings, seesaws, and those playground equipment with moving parts in an area separate from the rest of the play structures. When we set up swings, they should be at least 24 inches apart and 30 inches between a swing and the support frame.
Second to the playground safety tips for toddlers and school age kids is to check the availability of playground attendant. It is necessary that you know to whom you are going to report any discovered holes or cracks at the surface or the defects of the playground equipment that can cause probable injuries to the kids.