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17 Jan, 2017

3 Tips for Turning Your Backyard into a Safe Outdoor Play Environment

It’s never obvious how many dangerous hazards fill our everyday environment until we have children. Once they really start to run and play outside, painful bumps, cuts, bruises and worse become a fact of life. To avoid that, some parents encourage their children to stay indoors and pursue “safe” low-energy activities, but that’s not a great solution. Outdoor play is...

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09 Jan, 2017

How to Build a Safe and Durable Tree Swing

Installing a swing in your backyard might sound like a simple task, but there’s a lot that could go wrong. Take a look at our quick guide to installing a swing to make sure that yours is safe and reliable for many years to come.  Choose and Inspect Your Tree   Not every kind of tree is going to be...

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03 Jan, 2017

Why your Autistic Child Should Play Outside

Children with autism spectrum disorder often have difficulty learning to interact with their environment. Their atypical sensitivities to different types of sensory stimuli can lead them to seek out certain sensations, while avoiding others that cause them discomfort. Parents understandably don’t want their kids to feel overwhelmed, and often keep their young kids in a controlled environment to help keep...

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