Posted on September 21st, 2010 by Paulina Aguilera
Let’s say that you have a growing family and have decided to move to a bigger home, perhaps one with a spacious yard. Take this opportunity to provide your children with a designated play area; after all, today’s play sets have to be neither large nor expensive. The only element you should take into consideration is the various ages of your children. Play sets are age appropriate, so it is important to choose the right one. Here are some potential play areas that you can set up at your new home after you have moved in.
If you have younger children, remember that it is imperative to stay away from sets that contain a lot of hardware, are too high up, and contain materials like wood or metal. Focus on molded plastic activity gyms featuring crawl holes, short slides, and maybe even a small climbing wall. You want to purchase something that has several activities your child can enjoy, yet possesses nothing that may eventually harm your child. One-piece playground sets are usually only 70″ X 46″ X 83″, so they will take up very limited space. Also note that smaller children require less elaborate sets; therefore, they may not need much more than a small slide and sand box.
Now, for older children, you can search for much more intricate and exciting play sets, since they will most likely get bored with just a slide or sandbox. For the most part, older children seem to thoroughly enjoy basic metal or wood swings with perhaps a wave slide. Since this will be for older children, it can have a lot of the same activities as the other set, but perhaps with a larger slide and climbing wall. In fact, you can also add a ladder and platform, as well as monkey bars. Tire swings are also an affordable accessory if you would like to add a swing, considering all you need is an old tire and rope. Typical play sets for older children have dimensions of about 14′ X 9′ X 6′, which means they take up more space. If space in your yard is limited, focus on maybe just a slide, platform, and ladder, where your child can really maximize their imagination.
If you are planning your relocation but it will not be for another few months, and the idea of assembling the play set after completing your move seems too strenuous, then perhaps you can find a moving company willing to assist. Look for moving companies that offer disassembly and reassembly services, because they may be able to help you bypass having to put together your child’s play area.
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