The very best part about investing in a Swing Set for your backyard is the years of use and enjoyment it will provide for your family, taking your children from their toddler years into elementary school. If you’re looking to purchase a swing set for your young children, you don’t have to purchase all the bells and whistles right from the start. Choose options that are age-appropriate for your children now, knowing that you can easily modify your swing set as they grow!
Listen to this story that one satisfied customer shared about modifying her family’s swing set to meet the abilities of her children as they grew older.
Build Your Swing Set for Your Toddler
When building a swing set for children two-years-old and younger, focus on activities that are low to the ground. Children at this age should not climb higher than three feet off the ground. We recommend designing your playset with these features geared towards young children:
- Infant swing
- Dual or Uni rider swing
- Tunnels with bubble panels
- Open slides, like an Avalanche or Waterfall
- Ground-level playhouse
- Accessories like wheels, telescopes, or megaphones
Modify Your Swing Set for Your Preschoolers
As your child grows taller and stronger, you’ll be ready to make modifications to your swing set that will open up more opportunities for play. For children in the three- to five-year-old age group, we recommend that they not climb higher than six feet off the ground. If you have to lift your child onto the equipment, then it’s not age-appropriate. We suggest the following playset additions for preschool-aged children:
- Belt swings
- Tire swings
- Smaller rock-climbing ramp
- Cargo net climber
- Enclosed slide, like Sidewinder or Tunnel Express
- Tower level playhouse
- Picnic table
Modify Your Swing Set for Your Older Kids
School-aged children are now capable of maneuvering almost any kind of playground equipment. The sky’s the limit when it comes to making modifications to your swing set for older kids.
- Larger rock-climbing ramp
- Trapeze bars or rings
- Monkey bars
- Fire poles
- Buoy ball swing
- Disc swing
- Spring swing
- Water cannon
Ready to get started? Modify your swing set from start to finish, adding on and taking away whatever accessories you choose, using our Design Center.
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