Have you ever noticed the amount of time kids spend on electronics these days? Of course you have! The availability of iPhones, iPads, tablets, and especially WiFi signal pretty much everywhere you go is the reason your kids haven’t been seen playing a game of tag or basketball in what seems like forever. A great way to get your kids outdoors, alongside signing them up for after-school or intramural activities, is to look for some equipment you can keep right outside your back door. A play set, jungle gym, or basketball net can do wonders for a child’s renewed sense of creativity, fun, and physical fitness.
While it’s true that computers and technology have made our lives easier, more convenient, and less laborious, they’ve also contributed to the rise of childhood obesity in North America, which comes with a whole host of other health problems later in life like diabetes, heart disease, and strokes. Smartphone technology has also taken time away from families sitting down around the dinner table to engage and converse with each other. Now, there’s no point in feeling guilty — we all do it, after all, but let’s try to change it!
Create a world for yourself to have fun with your children, no matter the season, without having to go anywhere at all. Remember those moments you spent as a child, turning a nook of the jungle gym into a secret spaceship or a snowball fort? Remember the competition to see who could get all the way across the monkey bars without falling? Remember the game of basketball that made you decide to try out for the school team? Researchers warn that kids are not getting enough of all that these days. Aside from keeping them active and healthy, outdoor play also improves a child’s social and problem-solving skills. When you order from certain companies that have flexible options, such as Play Rainbow, your play set is customizable, so you and your children can have a say in where that slide goes, how long the monkey bars are, and how high the basketball hoop should be. Age-appropriate equipment for toddlers to teenagers has never been simpler to install in your yard, and it’s guaranteed to meet the highest safety standards.
Some jungle gyms from Play Rainbow are built for indoor play as well, so if you have a crowded or small yard, or live in an area that experiences a lot of rainy days, your child doesn’t have to miss out. Remember that the most important thing is for your kids to be able to feel a sense of play again, and if that comes with a good dose of competitive instincts, creativity, and social skills, so be it! Get that Play Rainbow swing set for your backyard and your children will be sure to have all the kids in the neighbourhood over for summer picnics, birthday parties, obstacle courses and more. Order today, and get playing off-screen!