The Basics of Basketball: Teaching Your Kids the Fundamentals of the Game

8/6/18 10:34 AM / by Swingset & Toy Warehouse posted in ,


You’re in the market for a basketball system. You remember how much fun you had playing basketball growing up and are sure it will be just as much of a joy for your kids.

But then you stop and ask yourself: How much do my kids really know about basketball? And can I actually teach them?

Don’t worry. Getting your kids ready for their new basketball system is easier than you might think. Here are a few tips from USA Basketball, the national governing body for basketball in the United States, on teaching kids the fundamentals of the game.

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Cedar vs. Redwood: What You Need to Know When Buying a Wooden Swing Set

7/23/18 6:48 AM / by Swingset & Toy Warehouse posted in ,


Shopping for a new backyard swing set? Let us tell you all about the benefits of a redwood playground.

The great thing about redwood playgrounds is that they’re an environmentally-friendly choice. Or is that cedar playgrounds? No, cedar playgrounds are great because they’re so durable…which is also one of the main selling points for a redwood swing set. But the really nice thing about cedar is how these sets look in your yard…except we can say the same thing about redwood playgrounds.

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Three More Exercises You Can Do on a Trampoline

7/9/18 10:39 AM / by Swingset & Toy Warehouse posted in


If you have a trampoline in your backyard, you have a great tool for burning calories.

160 calories, to be exact. That’s how much you’ll burn by spending 30-minutes on your trampolines, NJ exercise enthusiasts.

“You’ll get an amazing workout and it’s so much fun,” fitness consultant and trainer Basheerah Ahmad tells WebMD.

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From Ancient Greece to Suburban NJ: Swing Sets Throughout History

6/25/18 10:30 AM / by Swingset & Toy Warehouse posted in ,


The next time you see your kids enjoying themselves on the wooden swing set or sliding board at your local playground, think of Charles Wicksteed.

Wicksteed was a British engineer whose company built the first commercial playground in 1921, fashioning swings from the pipes in his factory. In 2013, a couple in the UK found one of those swing sets in their garden, still more or less in working condition.

But the history of playgrounds and swing sets goes back much further than post-World War I England. In this week's blog post, we'll explore the history of the swing set.

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