Construct An Indoor Playground by gyvwpgjmtx


									An indoor playground can provide a safe area to play during wet or cold weather or
when a trip to the neighborhood park is just not in the cards. Your indoor playground
can be made of one large set or of several movable parts. The key idea is to have a
place for the kids to play, use imagination and even get a little exercise.
 Indoor Play Equipment
 There are plenty of companies that sell high quality indoor playg equipment that can
be set up quickly and moved. While you can certainly build your own indoor play
equipment, think twice before building permanent structures unless you run a daycare
or child care center from your home.

 Before purchasing or assembling equipment, think about where you are going to be
housing it. Will this be a permanent structure or a temporary one? Are your kids large
enough for an elaborate system, and will they quickly outgrow it?
 Materials Needed Indoor play equipment Graph paper Measuring tape
     Rubber floor mats Tools to         assemble playground equipment
 Step One
 Plan out your area, whether the garage, an extra room or a closed-in porch. Evaluate
the space to determne where the equipment will go and how it will be configured.

  There are plenty of different types of equipment you could choose, including
inflatable pieces and plastic panels. There are pieces designed for children to climb,
rock wall systems, sand boxes, see-saws, playhouses, slides, small swings, tunnels,
ladders and poles.
  Step Two
  Measure the room and begin drawing the actual system on graph paper. This will
help you visualize it a little better before actually purchasing anything. Keep in mind
the things your kids like and how the play.

 Leave enough room to walk around safely and comfortably, and make sure there is
enough space between the equipment and any windows, walls or doors.
 Step Three
 When you are ready to assemble the indoor playground equipment, lay down the
rubber floor tiles. This will provide a softer cushion for the kids in case they fall.

 Refer to your drawing as you put the pieces together and position them in place.
Make sure there is enough room to walk around now that the actual physical pieces
are in the room. If not, then make some slight adjustments to ensure freedom of
movement and safety.
 Step Four
 Now that the basic structures are in place, you can add the other elements like chairs,
benches and a place for the adults to sit while the kids are playing. Consider adding
chests or shelves for storing toys when not in use.
 Never leave a child unattended, even in a room dedicated to indoor playground
equipment. Once everything is in place, let the kids in and enjoy.

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