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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.

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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

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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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