The end of the 2019 school year has come! Are your kids getting bored yet? Are they restless? Do you enjoy playing outdoors just as much as the kids do? Well, it should come as no surprise that spending more time outdoors is greatly beneficial to your health. This is especially true for children! Additionally, spending time with your kids increases the bond and security between parents and children. So, let’s look at some of the top reasons a playset in your backyard and help you and your kids live a healthier life!
#1 – Create Memories Together that Last a Lifetime
Time is such a valuable thing. When it comes to children, we only have a limited time to spend with them. Before we know it, they are teenagers, and then adults in the blink of an eye, that are often too busy to spend as much time with their parents as they would like to. By having a playset in your backyard, you are able to spend more time with your children without the need to drive to find one each time.
“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.”Theophrastus (Greek Philosopher of the Ancient Philosophy Era, c. 371 – c. 287 BC)
Theophrastus had it right all those years ago. There are many things that will come and go, such as money, possessions and more. However, time is the one thing that we cannot get back if wasted. By having your own playset conveniently placed on your property it will allow you to spend more time and create memories that your children that they will cherish for a lifetime.
#2 – Spending Time Outside Reduces Stress and Fatigue
Stress is a common condition in both adults and children. Children especially feel the stress the adults around them carry, along with their own stresses of school and education. Studies have found that spending more time outdoors can help reduce the levels of cortisol (the stress hormone in your body) along with many other benefits.
#3 – Encourage Free Play and Reduce Risks of Mental Disorders
By encouraging free play and exploration in our children, we are encouraging them to learn to solve their own problems, teaching them a sense of control over their own lives, and helping children to develop their own interests (Peter Gray Ph.D.). Peter Gray has some great research on how decline of play in children has increased the risks of mental disorders.
#4 – Boost Creativity and Adds Variety to Exercise
Spending more time outdoors and less time in front of an electronic screen may boost creativity. Electronics are great, but they also do a lot of the thinking for us. That is no surprise for adults, just think of how often many of us use the calculator on our phones for simple math rather than doing it in our heads? This also holds true for children. A playground is great for boosting creativity because it gives children the freedom to use their imaginations, gets them moving and encourages collaboration between the kids and the parents!
Contact R&B Solutions, The Preferred Playset Dealer in the Southeast
R&B Solutions, partnered with PlaygroundOne, is the go-to dealer for residential playsets in the Southeast. To get started on a standard or fully customized playset order today, contact us online or by phone (770-715-0862) and one of our experienced sales professionals will walk you through the entire process.