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Friday, June 29, 2012

Keeping Rooney Cool

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Rooney
You may have seen on our website that we have an office mascot! He is a sweet little guy named Rooney and he is sure to brighten your day.

With it being so hot out it is important that we keep Rooney hydrated and cool. Pets need to be kept safe in the heat just like kids do.

Swimming, water parks, and sprinklers are great ways to let kids enjoy being outside without getting overheated. We offer a few solutions as well.

We have several sand and water tables as well as Aqua Building Blocks. Kids can explore a creative side when building and stay cool at the same time!

While Rooney would prefer a nap in the shade, or a dip in his baby pool, kids will love these building blocks!

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Aqua Building Blocks
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Keeping Fitness Fun

Fitness doesn't always have to be boring. You can incorporate fitness into any park or playground with several of our fitness items. We have several fitness items for children and adults.

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Triple Horizontal Bars
When I was in elementary school there were a few fitness items on our playground and I remember always playing on the horizontal bars at recess. While I had a lot of fun playing I was building upper body strength and stamina.

It is important for kids to be active and if you can disguise fitness as fun then kids will have no complaints!

Help your kids build strength, stamina, and balance all while they have fun!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

How Playground Equipment is Helpful in Your Kid's Growth

Playground Equipment plays an important role in the growth of the kids. Children are always ready to learn new things and play sets give them the wide platform to discover basic logics and develop different skills while putting their thoughts into action on the equipment.

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Blue Ridge Overlook Playset: Gorilla Playsets
Equipment like enclosed spaces and tunnels, bring challenge for the children. Kids develop their motor as well as problem solving skills while trying out different ways to pass the difficulty. They learn to be patient with others while waiting for their turn on swings, see saw, slide or any other play structure. Kids interact with each other on the playground, which improves their communication skills.

Along with motor and behavioral skills, physical fitness is also important for kids, seeing that every third child in the United States is overweight. Therefore, parents should let their child spend more and more time on play sets. Playground equipment helps in keeping your child fit and flexible. Slides make their legs strong. Bar exercises the arms and shoulders. Children play ground equipment gives a healthy dose of cardiovascular and heart exercises while the kids run around.

You can install the residential grade playground play set at home and watch your kids learn new things right at home. Select your play set at PlaygroundEquipment.com. We have superior quality residential and commercial play sets, which you can buy at cost-effective prices.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Home Improvements.. With a Tube Slide

Are you looking to make a home improvement any time soon? How about adding a tube slide off of your deck? We get hundreds of calls every year from people who want to put slides in their homes, off their decks, and even offices that want to install slides from one floor to the next.

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10 ft. Tube Slide
This is a highly customizable business. From slide heights to colors, we can customize a slide for you! Simply measure the height of your deck, or area that you want your tube slide. Account for the twists and turns a tube slide makes so the tube can be properly designed to fit your space.

All of the plastics and metals involved are commercial quality. The same quality used in public playgrounds, water parks, and more. The plastics come in a variety of colors.

Depending on the size of the slide, the tube components come assembled at the factory and connected to limit actual installation times. The tubes are 30" in diameter.

I hope that some day I can have a tube slide off the back of my deck! Maybe my boss will help me out.. :)
Monday, June 25, 2012

Too Hot to be Outside?

Rising temperatures often cause parents and day care workers to question if it is too hot to go outside. If you do not want to take kids outside in the scorching hot day, indoor options are available!

One of my favorites is the GigglePlay Gazebo. The great thing about it is that it can be used indoors or outdoors, so you are not limited one way or the other. The GigglePlay Gazebo is simply a ball pit that is shaped like a gazebo! Kids can play in the enclosed spongy environment and have fun without getting hurt. It is also great for a variety of settings. Daycares, schools, community centers, and even in your own home!

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GigglePlay Gazebo

Head over to the Indoor Playground Equipment section on our website to see the full list.
Friday, June 22, 2012

Why Should You Develop the Backyard Playground?

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Blue Ridge Overlook Playset: Gorilla Playsets
Since, computers have become the preferred choice for the kids they choose to stay indoor over hanging around with friends in the playground. Therefore, building a private playground for them in your backyard is that best thing you can do to stop them spending long hours in front of computer.

Playground adds a lot to the physical and social development of your child. Kids can develop their motor skills and learn how to socialize with others while playing with their buddies and cousins in the backyard. Children flourish from physical exercise. Spending long hours on playground equipment would keep them fit and healthy.

There are various children play ground equipment like climbers, sliders and swings, monkey bars, spring riders, merry go rounds etc. through which your child can enhance his or her mental acuity. Children can also improve their focus and concentration level while exploring different play sets in their private playground.

Before buying play sets for your backyard playground, you should ensure that all the edges in the play set which can harm your kids are properly covered with soft rubber or plastic. Make sure that the playground equipment you are opting for, meets all the quality and safety standards. PlaygroundEquipment.com offers a wide variety of finest quality play sets, just waiting to notch up the fun in your backyard playground.
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Did You Know the Benefits of Wooden Playground Equipment?

If you are looking to add high quality play set to your backyard playground for your kids, invest your money in Wooden Playground Equipment. These play sets not only run high in “fun” factor but are also the safest for children.

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Congo Outing III Playset: Gorilla Playsets
The common materials used for building the playground equipment are metal, plastic and wood. But wooden playground equipment stand firmly in your backyard for years on end as compared to metal and plastic play sets. Unlike wooden playing set, metal equipment is prone to rust and when the corrosion starts, it bends easily.

Though plastic playground equipment is cheap, but the quality and safety are usually compromised. With constant exposure to climate, plastic playground equipment easily crack and fade under rain and sunlight. With the fact that wooden playground equipment is eco-friendly, parents are also more likely to install wooden playing set in their backyard.

Redwood is the most recommended wood for designing the play set for kids as it provides durability, longevity and quality to the equipment. This wood is a natural decay resistant and virtually splinter free. It gives a stable frame to the play set, therefore, it can withstand harsh climatic conditions, UV rays and other weather hazards. You can order finest quality wooden playground equipment from Playgroundequipment.com that also provides installation services to the customers.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Importance of Benches

Good afternoon all!

Today I took a walk to the park with our PlaygroundEquipment.com Professional Model, Ryan, to check out some equipment. This park had several benches surrounding the borders and we decided to test them out.

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Ryan testing out a playground bench
Benches serve an important purpose at any park or playground. Not only do you get to take a seat and rest, but you can observe and supervise your kids while they play. Whether the bench is in the sun or the shade, its always nice to have a place to sit!
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

PlaygroundEquipment.com Intro

Good afternoon! My name is Kristen and I will be your main contributor for Playgroundequipment.com's blog.

A little about us..

We offer both residential and commercial playground equipment on our website. All of our equipment meets the demanding national standards of safety and quality, ensuring your equipment will have a long use life.

Our goal is to provide you with a playground in a timely manner, at a price you can afford. Our motto is, "Big on Play.. Low on Price." We strive to stick to that every day!

It is my goal to make this blog fun for you to read. You may even learn a little along the way! Check back for our daily posts, and maybe a video or two!

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Encouraging Children to Play on the Church Playground

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Ray Play System: SportsPlay
Kids these days usually prefer playing video games. The fact still remains that children should go outside and play in the open air. They need to exercise their bodies for a healthy mental and physical development. For a child to be flexible and fit, he needs to play outside.

Church playgrounds can play an important part in making the kids appreciate the fun of playing on various playground equipment. Families and friends come together to the Church and this is where children can play on the church playground equipment. A church playground would let you and your children socialize with peers before and after services who share similar values.

Before buying the play sets for church playgrounds, you should ensure that these are of the highest quality. They should be made of durable material and should be able to resist weather elements for years on end. Whether you choose to install Dome Climbers, Free Standing Swing Sets, Breckenridge Playhouse, Blue Ridge Overlook Deluxe Playset, Blue Ridge Mountaineer Playset or anything else; just ensure that it is completely safe for the kids with no pointy edges.

You can attract the kids towards the playground by installing exciting and colorful churches’ playground equipment. You can easily get one from PlaygroundEquipment.com. You can browse our vast collection of superior quality outdoor play sets, available at surprisingly reasonable prices.