Xbox or outdoor playsets? As great as technology is, our kids’ easy access to it means that they are playing outside less and less. In fact, a Nielsen Company report recently showed that kids aged 2-5 spend an average of 32 hours a week in front of the TV and according to a 2010 report by the Keiser Family Foundation, it only gets worse with age as school-aged kids spend 7.5 hours a day in front of a screen! We hear this story very often as we meet parents coming in to Happy Backyards™ looking at outdoor playsets, and trampolines and basketball goals! to give their kids even more of a reason to get outside and play!

Here are some ways your kids will benefit by getting outside and playing – whether they’re climbing on Happy Backyards™ outdoor playsets or simply enjoying “the great outdoors”:

outdoor playsets– Kids who play outside are in better physical shape than their peers. This also equates to better long-term health that lowers their future risk for diseases like Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.

– Playing on outdoor playsets helps kids to increase their muscle strength, coordination and flexibility through things like swinging, sliding and climbing.

– If you’ve ever watched kids playing on outdoor playsets, you won’t be surprised to know that kids who play outdoors have more active imaginations and are more creative than their peers who spend more time indoors.

– Being outdoors is a great way for kids to get Vitamin D and strengthen their immune systems.

– Being outdoors playing with others, whether it’s on outdoor playsets, trampolines or doing other activities together, increases kids’ social development by teaching them how to play well with others.

– Lastly, doing activities like climbing on outdoor playsets and playing sports helps kids to increase their fine and gross motor skills.

What benefits have you seen your children gain through playing with their outdoor playsets, basketball goals or trampolines? If you’re interested in learning more about how your family can benefit from an outdoor playset from Happy Backyards™, stop by anytime and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have!

Happy Backyards™ sells and installs only the safest and highest quality residential playground equipment, basketball goals, and trampolines for your own home. We are a local company and have been doing it for 15 years with a focus on quality products, quality service, and competitive low pricing.