10 Tips To Help Get Your Kids Off The Couch

8/25/16 1:00 PM / by Swingset & Toy Warehouse posted in outdoor games, Trampoline, Swing Set


“I’ve got to get to the gym.”

“I’ve got to get back to my spin class.”

“I’ve got to work out more.”

We all know it’s tough to convince ourselves to get more exercise, but when it comes to our kids, there’s a different sort of challenge at work.

Your kids are more likely to want to, say, ride a bike than just run around a track. And they may not be in a hurry to rush out and exercise with their parents.

If you’re having this trouble, we’re here to help. Writing in the Huffington Post, exercise experts Brant Secunda and Mark Allen offered these 10 family activities that can get your kids off the couch:

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Back to School Basics

8/18/16 11:00 AM / by Swingset & Toy Warehouse posted in Back To School


Getting your kids ready to go back to school involves more than just shopping for clothes and lunchboxes and stationary.

Some kids might be itching to get back to class, while others may be dreading the end of summer vacation. Either way, there are steps you can take to help your children get ready for the start of a new school year. Read on to learn a few back to school basics.

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Protecting Your Swing Set Investment

8/11/16 1:00 PM / by Swingset & Toy Warehouse posted in Swing Set Safety, Swing Set


Like a lot of big purchases, your swing set is an investment. And like any investment, you want to make sure it’s protected.

A good swing set will provide years of fun, as long as you provide the proper maintenance. Let’s look at some of the swing set care steps you can take to make sure your kids and their friends are safe at play.

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Fort and Fantasy: Building a Child’s World

8/4/16 1:00 PM / by Swingset & Toy Warehouse posted in outdoor games, Swing Set


Do you remember your first fort?

What was it like? Did you make it out of sofa cushions? Out of snow? Up in a tree?

Kids love to build forts. And in a way, they need to build forts.

Speaking to the parenting website Kinstantly, educator David Antioch says creating forts, playhouses,and other hideouts comes from a universal drive children have to make their own places.

Sobel has found such places all over the world, in the woods, in the desert, in canyons and of course, in suburban backyards. He’s written a book on the subject (Children’s Special Places: Exploring the Role of Forts, Dens, and Bush Houses in Middle Childhood) and says fort building is a diminishing practice in the digital age.

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