Swinging on a swing helps children calm down

It’s rare to find a child who doesn’t like to swing. Most people may think it’s just because it’s fun. But there are also some neurological benefits to swinging on a backyard swing set that most people are unaware of.
Swinging on a swing set helps children sleep.
Studies have shown that children who swing regularly sleep well because the spinning motion helps balance neurological activity in the brain.
You know those wound up thoughts you have when you’re lying in bed with insomnia, staring at the clock? Well, kids have that stuff too. But they don’t have the logical perceptions to help them lie still. When wiring has gone haywire, neurological focus affects your sleeping patterns. The back and forth motion and spinning motions helps settle immature brains into a restful peace.
Swinging helps children with sensory issues.
Sensory issues have a wide range, but for the most part, it’s very common for young eyes swinging on swingstoddlers and preschool aged children to have some sort of sensory issue. It’s part of the developmental patterns.
Some kids don’t like socks on their feet. Some children can’t handle tags touching their skin. Some kids have hot/cold sensitivities. Loud noises can be a hardship for many children. As we age, we tend to grow out of many of these issues.
Swinging helps put the balance back in the system for children. It doesn’t make these issues go away, but it helps calm them down so that they can focus less on their irritants.
Swinging benefits children on the Autism/Asperger’s spectrum.
It’s a well-known therapy for children on the Autism spectrum to have a daily swing. Many parents with children on the spectrum even have indoor and outdoor swings so they can swing late at night and during inclement weather.
Children who have Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome can also benefit from the soothing motion of a swing set. With these children, atypical swinging patterns often have added benefits. Try twirling; side-to-side motion; and lying on the stomach. See how they react and if they seem to like it, continue on with these soothing methods to help them slow down.
Overall, the benefits of swinging are more than just having a good time. Swinging helps the brain balance. It helps settle. Swinging on a swing set is like meditation or yoga for children. It helps them calm. It helps them soothe. And it aids in balancing the brain’s wiring.

We have a variety of playsets to complement your yard, family and budget!
Come swing with us at one of our 2 Pittsburgh showrooms or call to speak to one of our customer service representatives at 1-800-381-4902.

Why Choose Redwood or Cedar for Your Outdoor Playset

Buying an outdoor playset is an exciting time for your family! The investment is worth some research.  Playground World with its 25 plus years or experience partners with Woodplay, the country’s original Redwood playset company since 1975 to bring you’re the very best in family play. We feel that a full timbered natural wood play system is best suited for safe family fun for now and years to come.
The biggest advantage of the wooden play system is the rich, natural look. Many of our wooden playsets have club houses that with, windows, shutters, and wooden roofs look like cute little houses. Wood offers a natural beauty that will integrate into your home surroundings without creating a distraction.Full-Timbered Redwood and Cedar vs Vinyl
Wood swing sets are generally made from redwood or cedar, two types of wood that are excellent at resisting rot, decay, and insects. Why not use vinyl sleeve? The interior of the vinyl swing set also contain wood, however it is a general a lower quality and was as smaller dimension lumber. The vinyl units will also hold in moisture, creating a situation where the timber inside the vinyl sleeve basically rots from the inside out. This can make the system wobbly and unsecure.Wood play systems will generally be much cooler to the touch than plastic or vinyl coated play sets Vinyl will typically fade over time as well. Wood play systems do require general maintenance such as bi-annual stain/seal. Doing so will provide your family with many years fun!

Wood Swing Sets. Wood playsets are our most popular option. They are strong and durable, they look amazing in just about any backyard, and they have a ton of features and options. Our wooden playsets are made of sustainable, commercially grown redwood or cedar. This means that they are resistant to rot and decay and will last many years if maintained properly.

There are a lot of things to consider when making this investment for your kids and your yard. We can help you with other factors like deck height and style options.  Come play with us at one of our 2 Pittsburgh showrooms or give us a call at 1-800-381-4902.

How To Choose the Perfect Playset for Your Family

So you’ve decided to take first step in investing in a playset for your family. With so many customizable options it can be a bit overwhelming, but our professional sales staff is here to help guide you to your family’s perfect play system.
It’s actually as simple as 2-3-2!
• 2 Styles
The Playhouse style: more of an upright, post & beam construction, a convertible picnic table underneath with room for a sandbox, more of a gathering center or “clubhouse” feel.
The Outback style: A-frame look, with a swivel tire swing “down under”; more of an activity center.
• 3 Deck Heights
The Standard deck heights are 5, 6 or 7 feet. The deck is the top level of the set. Your deck height will determine how big/long your slide will be. Also, the swing beam is always 3 feet higher than your deck. The higher the beam, the longer the swing arc, the bigger the fun. From a safety perspective the climbing angles never changes, meaning the ladder and rock walls don’t get steeper as the deck height goes up. You can always add accessories as your family grows, you just can’t make the deck taller latter, so it is an important decision.
• 2 Types of Wood
Redwood is the premium building material in the industry. Feels the best, holds its shape the best, and will require the least amount of maintenance. Lifetime warranty on redwood.
Just below is redwood is cedar. Cedar and redwood will perform the best is the hot-dry-wet-cold thru the season. The cedar will require bi-annual re-sealing; it is approximately 15% less than redwood for a similar play system. 15 year warranty on cedar.
So 2 Styles – 3 Heights – 2 Woods. Once you make those decision, then it time to personalize your set with all of our fun options; slides, swings, and colors!!
More good news is, you don’t have to do it all now. Playground World has been here for 25 years, so we will be there for you when you are ready to “add the monkey bars, new swing or whatever addition you want as your family grows”
We have playsets available for every size yard! We’ll put together a footprint to help you visualize where your set will go. In Western Pa we know not all yards are flat. Our sets are designed with adjustable A Frames to accommodate a mild slope. If you have any questions about your yard slope, we will come to your house for a free yard assessment.