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5 Reasons Parents Love Swing Sets for Kids

By Maria L. July 18, 2019

5 Reasons Parents Love Swing Sets for Kids

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Swing sets for kids have been around as early as 1450 BC in ancient Greece but their widespread popularity really started after the first public playground was open in Manchester, England in 1859.  

They have become a favourite in many playgrounds in Australia as they provide a dynamic play experience within the otherwise static play items regularly found in playgrounds.

Are you ready to get your kids off the couch and out in the outdoors? Let’s face it, if we’re not careful, kids today will not go out in the sun to play because of all the tech gadgets they have access to.

This is not healthy for them as outdoors play has been proven to promote child development in ways that these gadgets can’t.

Swing sets for kids encourage children to be physically active which is important especially during their early childhood development stage.

They promote the development of motor skills which encourage coordination, balance and exercise.  

Before we take a look at the reasons why parents in Australia are opting for swing sets over other play equipment, let’s look at the safety regulations to consider before acquiring one.

3 Safety Regulations to Consider for Swing Sets

 

 

 

 

When it comes to finding play equipment for children, one of the most important things every parent has to take into consideration is their safety.

This is obviously because parents know what’s best for their kids.

However, not all parents are equipped with the right information when it comes to setting up swing sets for their kids.

As experts in the play equipment field, pun intended, we at All Things For Kids recommend taking the following safety regulations to consider.

Have adequate open space

This may seem like a no brainer but it is important to make sure one has adequate space.

A double swing set for instance should be set up in an open playground so as to maintain setback clearances.

You don’t want your child crashing into a wall when they swing so high. One should place the equipment not less than 1.8 m from any structure or obstruction such as a fence, garage, house, overhanging branches, laundry lines, or electrical wires.

In addition, ensure that the home playground equipment is not installed over a hard surface to avoid serious injury to the equipment user.

Chemical-free stain

When parents are seeking out swing sets for kids, they should get the ones that are 100% made with a chemical-free stain making them safe for children. 

This is because children are in many cases subconsciously putting their hands in the mouth or eating without washing their hands first.

If their swing sets are not chemical-stain free, then they will be in danger of getting toxic elements into their systems and falling sick.

At All Things For Kids our wooden swing sets are not only safe for your kids but also for animals as well.

 

 

ASTM Compliant

Whatever swing set one chooses to buy, it should meet or exceed the highest safety standards in the market.

ASTM is known for ensuring that products live up to high global standards of safety based upon their research on the use or misuse of all products intended for children.

Now let’s look at the reasons why swing sets for kids are on the top of the list when it comes to outdoor play equipment in Australia.

5 Reasons Parents Love Swing Sets for Kids

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Convenience

It’s not every time that parents want to get into the car, to allow their kids to play in a park so that they can get to enjoy the outdoors and get some vitamin d and some fresh air!

Swing sets for kids provide convenience to parents as they can be set up in one’s backyard.

They also provide the opportunity for parents to invite their kids’ friends over instead of taking them every time for their playdates.

When you think about it from a wider perspective, they also reduce the costs that come together with leaving the house to go somewhere else for entertainment.

 

Entertainment and social life

Swing sets in Australia provide a great opportunity for kids to be entertained as well as boost their social life.

At All Things For Kids, most of our swing sets are at least double per set which means they have two swings that can be enjoyed together with friends and family. 

Having a swing set encourages kids to not only play in the outdoors but also to socialize with their friends which are an important part of their development.

Impressive features

The swing sets available in the market come with very impressive features to make any playtime a fun experience.

At All Things For Kids, our swing sets for kids come with various capabilities including attachments to slides, cubby houses, rock walls, picnic tables, and sandpits.

The rock wall, for example, is more exciting than your average ladder.

It challenges kids at mountain climbing while at the same time stimulating their coordination, muscle strength and motor skills.

These additions make playtime so exciting for kids getting them to play outdoors for hours on end.

Encourages quality time with kids

Sometimes parents may lack opportunities and environments to bond with their children in a fun set-up.

The other times they get to bond and know more about their kids is in the home in many cases it’s related to asking them to clean up after themselves or get ready for school or some other duty that they need to do.

Playing with your kids provides a great opportunity for parents to enjoy their company and for kids as well to enjoy their parents.

Swing sets provide this opportunity in various ways such as when the parent gets to push their child and talk with them while on the swings.

Some swing sets come with trampolines on the side which are great for parents if they want to enjoy themselves too.

Sense of achievement

Having a swing set for kids provides a sense of achievement for parents because first of all, it’s one of the greatest pleasures for a parent to be able to provide fun moments for their children.

These are what memories are made of. Seeing your kids enjoy themselves with friends and family could make one feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Secondly, being able to assemble a complete swing set for your kids creates a sense of pride and achievement.

This is why parents will always be their kids’ superheroes when they take on such tasks that are life savers if we’re talking about kids getting rescued from boredom.

At All Things For Kids, we understand just what matters for parents and kids when it comes to choosing the perfect swing set.

This is why we ensure that our premium and wide range of swing sets lives up to high standards when it comes to safety as well as play time experience.

All our swing sets are made out of natural cedar wood which is a high quality material that prevents mold and decay.

We offer a 12 months’ replacement warranty against wood rot and insect damage and the plastic components are UV resistant.

In addition, our exclusive safe-t-fuse locking nuts resist loosening over time which ensures that their rounded surfaces won’t catch on clothing or scrape on skin.

If you have been looking for the perfect swing sets for your kids, we at All Things For Kids have the best you could ever find.


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