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How to Set Up Your Swing Set Safety Zone

How to Set Up Your Swing Set Safety Zone

From Outdoor Fun Kids, If you are considering buying a swing set or any type of large playset that has slides or swings attached you need to make sure that you think about setting up your swing set safety zone. You may have not heard of the term “swing set safety zone”  (it’s also sometimes referred to as a swing set fall zone) but really all this basically means is the immediate area around the swing set that provides enough room for your child to safely play with all the different aspects of the set. The safety zone of a...

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Benefits of Bouncy Castles for Kids

Benefits of Bouncy Castles for Kids

From The Jenny Evolution, Bouncy castles have been around for years, with larger versions normally up for use at fairs and carnivals while smaller versions can be rented or purchased for home use. While even adults have to admit they are pretty fun to jump around in, are there really any benefits of bouncy castles for kids? You bet! Awesome Workout One of the main benefits of bouncy castles for kids is the fact that it is a great way to encourage exercise or help with weight loss. Even children that have a normal body weight still need regular exercise...

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The Surprising History of Trampolines

The Surprising History of Trampolines

From Trampoline First, Trampolines are a great way for kids and adults to have fun and get some physical exercise. But the history of trampolining dates back thousands of years. Let’s explore the rich history of the trampoline – a tool used for both fun and survival. Ancient China, Iran and Egypt Depictions of trampoline-like devices have been found at ancient archaeological sites in Iran, China and Egypt. Their uses are unknown, but historians believe ancient civilizations may have used these devices for religious ceremonies, celebrations, or to get a better view of their surroundings. Alaskan Eskimos Later, trampolines would...

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20 Tricks to Get Your Kids Talking About Their School Day

20 Tricks to Get Your Kids Talking About Their School Day

From She Knows by Theresa Edwards 'How was your day?' is not the best way to get your kids to dish on how school was One of the biggest frustrations parents of school-aged children encounter is the after-school conversation. You want your kids to spill on everything that happened that day, but instead the convo usually ends up going like this: You: "So, how was school today?"Your kid: "Fine, I guess." You: "Well, what did you learn? What did you do?"Your kid: "Nothing."You: "Really? Eight entire hours have elapsed since I last spoke to you. It was morning, and now, magically,...

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25 Lego activities for kids

25 Lego activities for kids

From Dani at Meraki Lane, I recently purchased this LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box for my daughter, and while I spend most of my day silently cursing to myself when I step on pieces of it, I have to admit I really like making different creations with her. I didn’t enjoy our DUPLO days quite as much as I found the pieces were too big and the only things I could make were houses and condo towers, but the classic set has opened up an entire world of possibilities for me. Of course, my daughter doesn’t really have the attention span to sit and...

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