I bet when you were a toddler, all enthusiastic and happy about the world you were discovering every day, going to the playground was the most amusing thing for you. So many children laughing and screaming – oh the euphoria! And whenever you saw that rich playground environment with everything you could possibly climb on (and eventually fall down and cry) every nerve of wildness and freedom in your body started shaking from excitement. This is when your mom would start angrily screaming “Stop running, you’re going to fall down and break your leg!” But you did not care; all you wanted was to just line up and wait your turn for the swings for kids, the teeter-totters, the metal slides or even climbing on the dangerous ‘merry-go-round’.
Now that I am all grown up, I enjoy seeing my kids with smiley faces and happy whenever we go to the playground. They love the swings for kids, just like I did. And how wouldn’t they; it is the all-time best thing to do on a playground, it makes you feel like you are flying. Therefore, I decided to install swings in my backyard, so my kids could be kept busy while I completed some tasks around the house.
There are so many different designs of swings you can choose from; metal or wooden, coloured, large or small, with one or multiple seats. And each one of them would make a perfect contribution to your outdoor area. They do not take much space and deliver immense amount of joy when you hear your kids laughing while swinging.
Swings for kids are not just a very good addition to your outdoor area; it is believed they deliver a lot of health benefits for your kids:
- help the process of balance development through core strengthening;
- it is believed that the cerebral cortex gets stimulated as a result of the rocking motion of the swinging itself;
- it has a calming effect on children ( and adults for that matter);
- helps the development of motor skills: gross and fine;
- helps with children’s focus.
So, what to choose? Do not get all cranky because you will need to run through stores and look at swings for hours. Instead, sit with your kids and search online: the offer is wide and rich and they will get to choose whatever catches their eye the most. Online buying has brought shopping to a completely new, superior level, making it so much easier to get almost everything we need from the comfort of our home.