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Recently, a customer in Guam sent us a nice letter and a before and after images of how well the swing set did in a typhoon. The category 5 Typhoon, Yutu, was the worst storm to hit the US since 1935 and packed winds of 180 MPH. In Saipan, where our customer was located, there were reports of flooding, cars smashed by debris, buildings destroyed, and roofs torn from homes. Our customer wrote:



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Bullying diminishes the positive atmosphere and fun of recess on the playground for everyone and destroys a basic sense of security and happiness for those who are bullied. Kids who play outside are less likely to engage in bullying, but the key is to have firm guidelines in place to direct play in a positive way. There are many effective ways for playground supervisors to keep the peace.


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Thanksgiving is around the corner, and everyone is excited for turkey and pumpkin pie with friends and family of course! We know everyone loves the amazing Thanksgiving dinner, but what else can you bring to the table? Aside from eating and taking a good long nap, mix things up this year to soak up the spirit of Thanksgiving! Here are nine perfect fun activities for you and your family to enjoy.


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An active kid is a healthy kid, and that is especially true for kids with attention deficit disorder (ADD or ADHD). Exercise can be one of the best natural ways to help control ADD or ADHD by raising dopamine and norepinephrine baseline levels in the brain. But finding the right activity for your child's unique set of symptoms is the key to promote happiness and self-confidence and avoid meltdown mode.


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If you have a child with autism, you may have noticed your child is drawn to swing sets. Children on the spectrum can benefit from the soothing swinging motion. Swinging can be very calming for children with Autism, and it also aids in balancing the brain’s wiring. Overall, the benefits of swinging are more than just having a good time. It helps to calm and soothe. There’s no better way to get your kids excited to go outside and reap all the benefits of the playground.

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Since 1985, America has been celebrating July as an official Park and Recreation month for recognizing the significance of recreational areas and community parks. The nation recognizes the role these areas play as a contributing indicator for physical activity and general health of its citizens. In July, it is important to celebrate the power and significance of play with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).A recent study conducted by the NRPA revealed that three out of ten American adults do not spend time outdoors every day.


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Did you have a swing set in your yard growing up? Many people have fond memories of swing sets, and you may want to give your children, and even yourself, new memories to cherish for years to come. However, you can’t just pick up any swing set. Here are a few things you need to consider when buying one.


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As kids get older, many parents recognize the lack of challenge on the playground can thwart important outdoor play. Here are 5 things you didn't know your swing set was missing.


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Utah is known for breath-taking scenery, exhilarating outdoor adventure and for our family-friendly atmosphere. Utah features a wide variety of kid-friendly activities, family attractions and a vast number of community parks and playgrounds located throughout the 'Beehive State'.

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Shooting hoops in the backyard or driveway promotes healthy activity and can be played alone or with creative variations to rack up the fun. Basketball shooting games are perfect for kids with varying skill levels because everyone gets to play. A home basketball court will provide kids with physical fitness benefits, important social interactions and valuable sports conditioning.

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For growing up healthy, the importance of fitness equipment on playgrounds will give far-reaching advantages. Parks and recreation areas that provide outdoor fitness equipment alongside playground equipment promote healthy activity for kids and adult family members. An afternoon at the park can mean a workout opportunity for you and healthy outdoor play for the kids that will promote a lifelong fitness mindset.


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Component Playgrounds offers custom-built outdoor play structures worthy of the most active imagination. Our galvanized metal swing sets beat those cheap metal or wood swing sets, hands down. Regular maintenance like painting, finishing or sealing is a thing of the past. Once your swing set is set up, you can expect years of worry-free play. We have enjoyed watching generations of children grow up on our playground equipment, and during those 30+ years, we have paid attention to what children and adults love about our outdoor play structures. Here are a few of their favorites.


A-Frame Swing Set

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If you’re in the market for the best swing set to help your children or grandchildren create the same great backyard memories you had, a metal swing set from Component Playgrounds should be your first choice. Metal has many advantages. Widely favored in the construction of commercial-grade equipment, metal is used for some of society's most important structures. 


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Swings are the foundation of any fun playground, but many people are at a loss when it comes to setting up a swing set in their own backyard. Component Playgrounds offers a variety of swing sets to choose from to transform your backyard into a fun and safe play area. Before installing your chosen swing set, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Swing Set Safety Zone

The first thing you should consider before installing a swing set is the amount of space in your area compared to the amount of space recommended for a particular set. It is also important to consider...



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