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Fun in Your Backyard

Fun in Your Backyard By Shea Richardson
HIPhome Columnist
December 31, 1969

With summer approaching fast, nothing would make your child happier than having a playground and swing set installed in your backyard. These sets can provide endless hours of excitement and fun for the whole family.

Making the decision to purchase a backyard playground and swing set will be one that requires some planning. There are many different types and options available from which to choose.

Backyard Playground and Swing Set Options and Accessories

With a little bit of patience, you can find the perfect playground and swing set for your backyard. There are many different styles and sets available. You can even get these sets in various shapes such as a lighthouse, ship, castle, truck, tractor, and wagon. The following options and accessories are among the most popular choices with homeowners:
  • Slides. Available as straight slides, tube slides, wavy slides, and twisted slides.
  • Sandboxes. Available in different shapes, sizes, and colors.
  • Monkey Bar Gyms. Available with monkey bars and other options.
  • Swings. Available with buoy balls, hammock chairs, tires, gliders, and bucket seats.
  • Others. There are also options such as tree houses, rock-climbing walls, fire poles, swinging bridges, and walkup ramps available to add onto your playground set.

After choosing the perfect backyard playground and swing set, you can always add onto it with some accessories. One of the most enjoyable accessories is the steering wheel. Steering wheels are always so much fun for children of all ages.

You can purchase many different colors and sizes of this favorite item. Other accessories include telescopes and telephones. Playing with these will help develop your child's imagination.

No matter which type or how elaborate the backyard playground and swing set of your choice is, you should remember that it will provide quality play time and exercise for your child. You should also remember that young children will need adult supervision while enjoying the playground.

About the Author
An accomplished educator and writer, Shea Richardson has several years of teaching experience in the Georgia public school system. She holds a degree in Education from Georgia State University and specializes in topics spanning technology, education, and group dynamics.

*Before you apply any of the advice described on the Hip-home.com website, you should consider if the advice is safe and suitable for your individual home situation and consult experts as necessary to evaluate the suitability for your circumstances.
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