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Creative Play Outdoors

Oct 12, 2007
Many children are dying to get outside and spend time in the sun. Every family needs creative playthings in their yard. Not only will a child get fresh air, but they also get away from the television, computer, and video game systems. Time spent on creative playthings equates to fresh air and exercise while having loads of fun.

Typically, creative playthings are made solely from pine, redwood, or cedar. Detailed instructions are provided for adults to construct the creative playthings that have been purchased. Typically these sets cost over $1,000, but they are guaranteed not to rust, warp, or rot. For families with small children, knowing the set will appeal to their children, as they become pre-teens offers plenty of peace of mind.

The warranties on creative playthings are great. If pine is used to construct the structure, a ten-year warranty applies to the entire set. Yellow pine increases this amazing warranty to fifteen years. Purchasing the more expensive cedar or redwood kits may seem hard on the budget, but the lifetime warranties make it worth the extra cash.

There are wide arrays of structures to consider when building creative playthings. Every set starts with the basic platform. These platforms are like small forts that sit five feet above the ground. The creative playthings platforms are covered by a canvas or wood roof. The platforms are available in three sizes 5 x 7, 5 x 5, and 5 x 4. The platforms contain a ladder and a plastic slide.

Once the basic platform has been chosen, a huge variety of options can be added onto creative playthings. Additional levels to the basic structure can be added and then a large, spiraling tube slide can be purchased. This slide must be attached to a second level, so make sure the set has that second level. Crawl tubs are available to connect one basic platform to another.

Rock climbing walls can replace the ladder and are great for building upper body strength. Rope ladders, chin-up bars, and firemen poles also help build upper body strength. Children love eating outside in warm weather. Adding a floor and picnic table to creative playthings is simple and an affordable option for the whole family.

Other add-on accessories can make creative playthings even safer. Safety handles for slides and ladders can be added in a snap. Heavy-duty swing clasps ensure that a swing remains firmly attached to the structure over time. Children's creativity can be enhanced with a number of additional accessories. Pretend telephones, steering wheels, periscopes, and similar learning toys can be added to creative playthings and help build children's creative and storytelling skills.
About the Author
Sarah Jones loves teaching. When she isn't teaching her own son, she is busy sharing her love of education with others.
Find a wide assortment of Lesson Plans , crafts for kids, and education tips at her site, http://www.KnowMore.com.
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