Rosamonde Clémentine February 16, 2021 home playground
Some playgrounds are also simple soil or grass, but this comes with problems as well. Soil becomes hard-packed over time, especially with children running around on it, and in the long run it may even end up as hard as asphalt.
These problems can be prevented through constant parental supervision, inspecting equipment, and laying good ground rules.
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.
Keep a very close eye on plastic to see if it has gotten weak, and run your hand over wooden surfaces to check for spots that may need to be sanded. Metal materials, on the other hand, typically show visible wear when they deteriorate.
Many of us grew up playing in playgrounds as children. It was a different time then and in the summer you could play unsupervised from sunup to sundown, taking breaks only to grab a cool drink of water from a garden hose. Things are much different these days and another of the changes in playground safety in general.
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.