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13 Mar, 2018

Encouraging your Kids to Play Outside this Spring

 Children and adults often feel stir crazy after a long winter spent mostly indoors, but this attitude isn’t universal. Lack of exercise, lack of exposure to sunlight, poor diet, and a season’s worth of bad habits can leave us feeling sluggish and unmotivated. As a result, going back and embracing last year’s favorite outdoor exercise routines, playtime, and other...

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05 Mar, 2018

Finishing Your Swing Set’s Wooden Frame

 When left exposed to the elements, raw wood doesn’t survive very long in most climates. While some types of wood, such as redwood, are more resistant than others, water, UV, and temperature still take their toll, causing cracks and making it vulnerable to insects, fungi, and other agents of natural decay. Because of this, it’s important to seal and...

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01 Mar, 2018

Spring Maintenance for Your Swing Set

 Spring is just a few weeks away, and much of the country is already enjoying unseasonably warm weather. While your little ones might not be clamoring to play outside yet, it’s the perfect time to get your swing set up to snuff and ready for the spring and summer. Doing proper maintenance is an important part of ensuring that...

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24 Feb, 2018

Soothing the Senses with Outdoor Play

 With educational demands constantly increasing, and more of their free time being consumed by technology-based entertainment, kids (and their parents) spend more of their time indoors and inactive than ever. Children are increasingly suffering from stress, anxiety and, mental exhaustion. This may be a result of their very one-sided sensory environment. Computers, books, teachers, game consoles, and most of...

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22 Feb, 2018

Swing Sets can Help Your Child do Better at School

 Over the past few decades, schools have increasingly cut recess and play time for kids, and increasingly limited the activities kids can engage in while taking breaks. As a result, children are getting less exercise than ever. This is meant to improve safety and make more time for learning, but often has the opposite effect. Kids need to be...

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