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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Active Kids Need An Activity Garden - Here's How To Make Your Own

Children thrive when they’re given the space to run around outdoors. Not all of us have much of a garden, but you can turn your backyard into a fun space for the kids to enjoy. The most important part of it is being outdoors in the fresh air. Of course, you want your children to be safe while they’re out there. Try some of these ideas to help you develop your own fun garden for the kids:

Safety First

Make sure the garden is secure and fully enclosed. This will prevent little ones wandering off and stop intruders getting in. Some companies, like Smoothline Fences, offer very private fencing solutions. You should also rail or fence in the pool and the dog’s play area. This will reduce the hazards for your child while they play. Ideally, you want to be able to feel comfortable letting them explore and play without you having to watch them constantly.

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Planting

Remove all plants that may be dangerous or harmful. Thorns and spikes can prove quite painful for a little one. It could be a good idea to control the plants in your garden by using raised bedding. Why not plant a little flower bed together? This teaches valuable skills and your children will love tending to the flowers with water. Older children might relish the opportunity to grow some fruit and vegetables. Don’t worry if you don’t have much space. Many plants and veggies can be grown in containers and raised beds.

Play

Every child loves a little play house. You may not have much space, or even the budget to buy one. But any den will do. Kids have a great imagination and can turn a hanging sheet into the best clubhouse ever. It gives them a chance to practice acting like grownups, as well as a little privacy and independence. If you have space for active toys like swingsets and slides, your kids will love them. Bicycles, skateboards, and scooters can all be ideal for the backyard too. Have a little area of hard standing for wheeled toys.

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Balls

Ball games can be problematic in a backyard. The ball might hit the fence or go over. This can annoy the neighbors. Choose something like a basketball with a hoop attached to the side of the house. There is less chance this will end up somewhere it shouldn’t if the kids are just shooting hoops. Foam balls can be quite handy for keeping the noise down too. Do you have space for a ball pool? This is loads of fun for the children to dive in and wallow.

Some of the best activities for children involve you. Your garden is the ideal space to get involved with your kids’ favorite games and hobbies. Plant some flowers, kick a ball, or even enjoy a water squirter challenge. It will help keep all of you active, and it’s great fun for you all too. Try some of these ideas to make the most of your outdoor space, however big it is.

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