Spending time outdoors in the garden is wonderful for children. We know for adults that being in nature helps with mental health, with stress reduction and with physical health. For kids, the same benefits are true, in addition to all kinds of learning opportunities and chances to gain from time away from screens.
However, despite the average backyard bringing all kinds of chances for children to enjoy the fresh air and all that nature has to bring, did you know that there are even more ways to enhance that precious garden space for your little ones?
Your child can have even more fun with what is the most loved piece of playground equipment of all time – a kids swing set. If you’re thinking of upgrading your garden to help your littles get even more out of their time outside, a swing set should be at the top of your list.
Why A Swing Set?
Swing sets have an amazing selection of benefits, far beyond the fun they provide children of all ages (and adults too!).
Swing sets are known to soothe children and help them to relax because of the repetitive swinging motion, which is often why you find them in centres for children with special needs, in schools, and some people have them installed inside their home as well as out.
Swinging is also unique in the way it helps children to develop physically. The motion of swinging actually involves a huge amount of coordination, all whilst helping kids to work their muscles and bones, for gross and fine motor skills development they won’t get in exactly the same way anywhere else.
Additionally, swing sets provide a huge outlet for imaginative play and creativity. They are never just a physical piece of equipment, but instead with the beauty of a child’s imagination, can be an aeroplane soaring above the clouds, a plank above a sea of crocodiles, a spaceship flying through space. Imaginative play is vital for children’s development, and helps them to be more emotionally explorative and expressive.
Key Swing Set Benefits:
- Encourages imaginative play
- Aids in physical development
- Encourages children to get more exercise
- Enhances garden aesthetics
- Encourages time away from screens
- Help children to relax
Which Swing Set Will You Choose?
There are all kinds of different swing sets available to choose from depending on your needs. Some are freestanding, others are installed into the ground for extra stability. You can also get sets to suit different ages, with younger children using cradle seats for support, and older children able to use flat seat swing sets. Basket swing sets are a great choice for families with multiple children who love to play together, or who prefer the design of this kind of swing. Children with certain physical needs can also join in on the fun of swings with a DDA seat swing.
Why not speak to a professional play equipment supplier today to find out about the different swing sets available and whether they could work for you? Hopefully, soon enough, your children will be enjoying a whole new type of fun with their very own back garden swing set to enjoy!