Do kids really have a great time when playing outside? Is having a great time playing in the open air really as simple as stepping outside? Absolutely, without a doubt, walk out that door and you will see kids who love the playing outside. It is good for their bodies and good for their brains, just make sure they have plenty of toys to play with in the backyard to entertain them.
Let the fun start, the second they head outside. Kids ages 3 an up can enjoy a wide array of outside toys just make sure they are age appropriate for them and that they enjoy constant supervision from mom, dad, or caregivers. This writing will offer suggestions for backyard fun that children really enjoy and that offer entertainment value for the family.
Of course the first thing that comes to mind is a backyard swing set or a swimming pool. These are major investments and provide entertainment for the whole family. This fun environment in your own backyard is loads of fun provided you have the space and the budget for installation. When thinking about buying a playground or pool for the family’s use you will need to create a budget and a list of options you want. Planning ahead of time is the key to buying on sale for a good price. Even if you have to wait 6 months or a year before you buy early planning is essential. While many can’t afford elaborate swing sets or in-ground pools many can purchase small versions of products that are similar.
For example, instead of a built in swimming pool you can consider an inflatable bounce house with a water park attached. Lots of fun just like pools at a fraction of the cost. Most of the water parks have at least one slide and a wading pool. It is easy to keep cool while playing on an inflatable water park. Children love to splash around and the small molded plastic pools are very affordable. They fill with water quickly, because they are small and when you are through simply flip them over and let the pool air dry and store.
Swing sets have a wide price range and if your budget is restricted take into consideration a metal swing set. They typically are a fraction of the cost of a large wooden swing. If you have a big tree in the garden suspending a swing from a large branch might work. Tree swings are very entertaining without the expense of a swing set. If you have a deck in the backyard a new trend is attaching a slide off the deck for the kids to use. If you do this, make sure you have protective ground cover such as rubber mulch around all sides of the slide. Make sure the landing area is not on a hard surface like cement or brick pavers.
If you want big toys for the backyard you have to make sure you have the room for them. Pre-determining the spot for set up is necessary and will make the installation easier. This is especially true if you need to remove trees, overhead wires and other obstacles prior to assemble.
Enjoy the outdoors and nature with your family and spend quality time with them. After all, isn’t that what we all strive for? More playtime for everyone!