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Benefits of Letting Your Kids Have A Playground

Updated on June 22, 2009

If you are a parent then you know how much kids love being able to go to a playground to play. However, with the rising cost of gasoline if you live any distance from a playground then I am sure you know just how expensive going to the playground almost every day can be. Now I know that for me my kids would want to go to the playground everyday and since they would be outside playing instead of inside I would try to take them as often as possible, but ended up spending a fortune in gasoline. This year though my kids are enjoying a playground set that my neighbors helped me build. Here are three of the wonderful benefits that I have discovered by my kids having a play set in the back yard.

The first wonderful benefit is that I no longer have to drive to the playground on a regular basis because they have a playground in the backyard that they can use. I know that this playground in the backyard isn’t as large as the one that they have at the park, but then again I do not know many people that are able to afford the size of a playground that they have for use in their backyard. So I am starting to see a tremendous savings in my gasoline cost compared to the same time period last year.

The second wonderful benefit is that since the playground is in my backyard I just have to send them out the back door to the playground and sit with them to ensure that they do not get hurt. While many people will think that they will not be able to interact with other kids with a playground in their own yard, the truth is that if you invite other people over with children they are able to play with them without the worry of the problems that you can find at some parks.

The third wonderful benefit of having a playground in your backyard is that on any sunny day when the weather is not to hot you will be able to send your kids out into the yard to play. Now I know that since I have put the playground up in my backyard that my kids have been on it every day except the one day that we had severe thunderstorms roll through the area.

While having a playground in your backyard for your children might seem like an expensive investment when you add up all the hours of fun that your kids will be able to have on the playground the cost is well worth it. While seeing your children enjoy this will be a great savings you will also notice a difference at the fuel pump from not having to drive to the park as often.

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      Playground Mulch 8 years ago

      Nice page, reminder when creating a playgrond make sure that there is proper playgroud safety - like rubberecycle mulch.

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      Isabellas 8 years ago from Ohio

      I know that my kids love having the playground! I just hope that they continue to enjoy the benefits of playing on the playground for years to come!! Thank you for the comment!

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      \Brenda Scully 8 years ago

      your kids will be voting you parent of the century.......... great idea x