physical therapy

Fun in Sun: Safety Tips for Summer

Summer is right around the corner and that means spending lots of time in the great outdoors! While sunny days bring about lots of smiles it can be easy to forget about the potential dangers of a bright and beating sun and the rising temperatures. As you’re planning lots of beach trips, spending time at the park, or simply running around and having fun in the backyard, keep these tips in mind to ensure that your child is safe and happy all summer long:

Sunscreen, sunscreen, and more sunscreen: Sunscreen is a no-brainer, but it can be so easy to overlook! During the summer months, consider keeping a bottle always out on a high top counter so that it’s never out of sight and easy to forget. Slather SPF 30 sunscreen on your child a half an hour before heading outside and reapply as needed. Don’t forget about the tops of the feet and the tops of little ears!

Hats, galore: We don’t typically apply sunscreen to our head or hairline, making our scalps especially susceptible to the sun. Keep your little one comfortable and sunburn-free all summer long by having them wear a hat on those especially sunny days. They’ll protect their head and shield their eyes from the sun.

Cool, covered eyes: Little guys and girls look adorable in sunglasses, and they do so much to protect their eyes! Purchasing sunglasses for your child will allow them to have fun and squint-free. Most importantly, they will help to protect their delicate eyes from the bright UV rays of the sun.

  1. Or, stay indoors: On those especially hot days, it may be wise to simply stay indoors. High, high temperatures can quickly lead to dehydration or overheating. Avoid these dangers by playing in the cool temperatures of the indoors! Indoor playsets for toddlers are a great way to stay cool and have fun, all from the comfort of your home.

Health Snacks for Healthy and Active Kids.

Rainy Day Swing

Keeping kids healthy and fit. Phew! Playing around on indoor playgrounds sure works up an appetite! After all, they’re monkeying around on their trapeze bar, working their little legs with sensory swings, and toning the muscles of their abdomen and arms with arm slings. Maintain a healthy and active lifestyle with nutritious ingredients and tasty treats! Check out these simple recipes, perfect for doing just that:
Frozen Peanut Butter and Banana Stacks: This simple cool treat is great for those working up a sweat! The peanut butter provides essential protein, while the banana provides energy, nutrients, and a touch of sweet. Slice the banana into about ½ inch slices. Smear peanut butter between two slices, sandwich-style, and freeze for about two hours. Enjoy!
A Hummus, Cracker, and Cheese Plate: Go fancy and fun with this simple snack! Hummus and cheese provide protein, while the crackers provide a burst of energy through carbohydrates. To keep it even healthier, use whole grain crackers! 
“Frozen Yogurt”: Yogurt is a parent-favorite. It’s easy, and full of necessary calcium. Frozen yogurt is kid-approved, with a touch of sweet, without the added sugar of ice cream. To further cut the sugar of frozen yogurt, make it yourself! Freeze their favorite fruit, such as bananas, peaches, or strawberries. Once frozen, use a blender to blend plain yogurt with the fruit. This will create a cool and smooth ice cream-like consistency. It’s just sweet enough to please your little one, without any added sugar or unfamiliar ingredients.
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Let Your Children Have Fun with Indoor Playground Equipment

get fit playing.

Depending on where you live, your child might not have access to playground equipment outside, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have fun inside. At Playaway Toy Company, Inc., we have a variety of indoor playground equipment for you to pick from to create the perfect play space for your home. Check out three reasons to purchase our Power Sling Arm Swing below.

Therapy

As a therapist, you are always looking for ways to reach your patients, especially if they are children. With this addition, you will be able to provide physical and mental stimulation for your clients.

Fun

If you are purchasing this for your home, your child can spend hours on the swing. The motion of swinging back and forth is enjoyable for children, so we have put a twist on a regular swing with this arm swing. It is designed to test your child’s strength and to help them build muscle.

Building Strength

While your child is busy having fun on this arm swing, your child is actually building core strength and abdominal muscles. Developing muscles is a crucial part of growing up, so if your child is building muscles while having fun, it is a win-win situation for everyone.

If you already own our Support Bar, this arm swing will make a great addition to your indoor playground equipment. Check out our website at PlayawayToy.com to purchase this swing for your children.

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How to Assemble an Indoor Swing for Kids in Three Steps

Before you purchase an indoor swing for kids, you might be wondering how difficult it will be to put together. For this reason, we have described each step in detail, so you can understand exactly how to put together this indoor swing for your children. Just follow the steps below and start having fun.

Adjust the Support Bar in a Doorway

The Support Bar fits in any doorway with a width of 29 inches to 36 inches. You simply adjust the Support Bar to the doorway of your choosing and make sure it is secure.

Attach Swing

After you have secured the Support Bar to the doorway, you can then attach the indoor swing for kids by simply clipping it onto the Support Bar. Whether you have chosen an indoor swing or another one of our accessories, you simply clip all of our attachments onto the Support Bar the same way.

Have Fun

Once the swing or any other accessory is attached, your little one can begin having fun. Your child can swing for hours, and you do not have to worry about anything. Once your child is done swinging, you can unclip the swing from the support bar, so you can easily walk through the doorway again.

 

Call us at (715) 752-4840 if you have any questions when assembling an indoor swing for kids.

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Rainy Day Indoor Swing Set.

Congratulations son. It took you to become a father to see the need for help in the house with little ones. You and your brothers got busy once you decided why not, we need this. It took lots of time, trial, error and room to work. Then, one day, you and your brothers made the first prototype. You convinced your dad to get involved and the Rainey Day Indoor Playground evolved. It is compact, strong and colorful. The next step was to get a patent.
The first presentation we had was a real eye opener. People said; “It can’t be done, it will never work!” but the one father who put his daughter into the swing with her arms crossed across her chest, she had cerebral palsy, watched his daughter uncross her arms to hold onto the ropes of the infant/toddler swing.

4 piece kit

Rainy Day Indoor Playground Equipment 4-Piece Kit The father watched his daughter and with tears in his eyes said, “She has never done that before.’’

The father watched his daughter and with tears in his eyes said, “She has never done that before.’’ We heard stories of children who couldn’t go outside because of disabilities but you know what, they all went for the swing. Swinging is needed for child development and we eventually created a swing to sit up on, lie down on, or swivel on and the physical therapy business used all of them for different conditions. You found a need and you filled that need. You brought the outdoor swing indoors creating an area in the home for active play.
Our swings are made for little hands to use. As children grow there are attachments that can be purchased. Starting at 6 months old up to a 90 lb. swinging weight are the development years with the best results.
You have spent years on the road in all kinds of weather conditions attending conferences to get the word out and today we sell lots of parts to replace worn ones because the swings are still in use. I’m talking twenty years and that is incredible in today’s marketplace. Your swing does lots of good things for people.
In my house is one of the first support bars made and several grandchildren and a few great grandchildren have used that swing. Your dad and I, as we aged, found it good to grab that support bar and lift our feet off the floor, count to fifteen and put feet back on the floor. Do this 2 times and many back aches can be avoided.
I know copycat products are out there but none can do what you’re Rainy Day Indoor Playground with all its attachments and strength can do. Thank you for the hard work associated with building and marketing, getting our story out. This couldn’t have happened without the hard hours and work you have put into the Rainy Day Indoor Playground to make it a reality.
Thank you, thank you, and thank you. Terrific is the only word I can think of right now. Parents can build confidence in their children watching them work at swinging and learning to lift their own body weight. You are all champions changing physical therapy so parents can be involved with their children. That is top notch.
Love,
Mom

Why an Indoor Baby Swing Makes the Perfect Gift

Infant/Toddler SwingIf you are looking for the ideal present for an expecting mother in your life, whether it is a friend, sibling, or family friend, you can give the perfect gift. Our indoor baby swing will make any expecting mother very happy, whether it is given as a baby shower gift or a Christmas present. Discover why this baby swing makes the perfect gift below.

Give Mom Feel Time

When the baby is safely secured in the swing, it gives the mom some time to relax and watch the baby. As a mother, there are so many things to accomplish throughout the day, but it is also vital to take time to relax.

Stimulates the Baby

When babies are young, they need stimulation to develop and understand their surroundings along with learning to speak. You can easily add attachments for the little one to enjoy while swinging in this indoor baby swing.

This indoor baby swing is made for children who are at least six months old to 3 years old. If you know a soon-to-be mother or one who has a baby about to turn six months old, you should order our indoor baby swing right now. You can shop for other swings when you visit our website at PlayawayToy.com today.