Play With The Kids By Building A Playground In Atlanta

May 2, 2012 12:00 AM
Play With The Kids By Building A Playground In Atlanta
" Playgrounds offer hours of fun and natural exercise for kids. With Georgia’s second highest ranking for childhood obesity in the United States according to Children’s Health Care of Atlanta, a playground allows for active fun without much work to get there. If you’re thinking of putting in a playground, consider tackling the project with your kids’ help, but make it fun. This approach will build memories that the kids will carry with them long after outgrowing swings, slides and even forts.

1. How to incorporate the kids: How your kids can help when building a playground will depend somewhat on their age, along with whether or not you’re putting together a kit or creating something unique from scratch. The key to having fun and fostering cherished memories is to remember the project is about the children even more than it is about the playground. With this in mind, make sure the project you plan matches your skill level and is appropriate for age levels.

2. Choose your ground cover: Before you lay your desired ground cover within the perimeter of the playground, you’ll want to dig up the grass and top soil to a depth of about 10 to 12 inches. This is one of the hardest parts of the project. For the most part, you won’t think it’s fun and neither will your kids. However, laying down mulch can be fun for kids as they help spread it around the area. Using interconnecting mats is another option and works like a giant puzzle to solve, a puzzle that is cushy and fun to jump on. "

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