During the summer months it's easy to throw the kids out into the backyard and know they'll be happily occupied for hours. Once the winter draws in and the temperature plummets, it's a different story. Winter can seem never-ending, particularly if you have a houseful of children feeling cooped up and restless.
Have no fear! There are lots of entertaining things your kids can do indoors on those days when the weather is doing its best to make life complicated.
For any child lucky enough to have one, a backyard playset is a wonderful part of growing up. Given the opportunity, most kids will happily spend hours on swings, monkey bars, slides and the like. So these structures need to be as safe as possible.
We want our children to get outside, explore, bond with each other, have fun, and get the full benefit of fresh air and exercise. But along with that, safety is naturally an important concern for any parent. So you may well be asking: "What should go under our new playset?"