Eliza Ilona February 16, 2021 home playground
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.
The fresh air that penetrates through lungs creates a psychological impact on children’s mind. As a result, they want to spend more time than they do in commercial playgrounds. According to a research, the length of kids’ playtime increases up to double in natural playgrounds, which, in turn, increases their level of fitness up to twofold.
How? Build a safe playground for the kids to use.
Community playground structures provide the kids a safe and hygienic place to meet and have fun together. Besides kids such structures also form an interesting get together place for the stay at home mothers. It is a suitable place to take a morning walk with pet animals. Organizing birthday parties and other social events for the kids and the entire community at large forms one of the biggest benefits of playground structures. Besides mastering basic skills and working in coordination with others, playgrounds also help in sharpening the skills of the children.
Grass is not thick enough to provide the padding needed, and the soil underneath poses just as many problems as raw soil. As the grass wears away where the most running occurs, it might as well be raw dirt anyhow.
Probably the best protective surface to use is rubber playground tiles, also known as playground mats. Rubber playground tiles are great because you can get many different thicknesses, from 1” to 4 1/4”. This is great because the CPSC has a statistic called the ”Critical Height of Playground Equipment”, which is the highest point that kids can get to on any piece of playground equipment. Once you know the critical height, you can figure out the thickness of playground tiles or mulch that’s needed for that area.