Make The Playground Fun With New Playground Slides
Playground equipment is something that has always attracted children for years and will continue to do so. The thrill that a child gets on the slides, swings and seesaws are not matched by even the most advanced electronic toys. Playground equipment is only getting better with time. Unlike the basic equipment that consisted of slides, swings, see-saws and merry-go-rounds earlier, there are a range of equipment available now in greater variety in terms of design and better features in terms of safety. However, slides still remain to be one of the most demanded playground equipment.
Children love the feeling of freely sliding over with speed, as they feel the breeze blowing on their face. It is one of the equipment that children love the most. Also, many children can enjoy on a slide unlike say a swing where only one child can play at a time. Hence, they can enjoy in a group. What is also great about a slide is that children of all ages can play on it, of course depending on the design and its comparative safety. There are fewer chances of children getting hurt on a slide than other equipment. It is because there are smooth curves and no sharp edges in a slide and there are lesser chances of a child falling down with the sides of the slide giving proper support to the child. From an installation point of view slides are great as they take up less space and can be used by a number of children. Hence, slides are good to install even at places where there is scarcity of space.
Slides are available in a variety of designs now. Mostly slides were made of metal, however they have the problem of heating up in the sun and can get rusted due to rain. Plastic is now the commonly used material for making slides, because it is lighter, durable, doesn’t heat up as much and doesn’t rust. Also plastic slides can look more attractive as it is easier to mould plastic, hence more twists and turns can be added to the slide and plastic comes in a variety of eye catching colors making the slides look better.
There are many designs that make the old straight slide more interesting. They can be given a wavy touch so that children will feel the ups and downs as they slide over it or spiral shape slides, which would add more thrills by making the children, move in a spiral motion. There are also tunnel shaped slides that give the experience of passing through a tunnel, increasing the excitement of the children.
What is to be considered while buying playground slides is that they are strong, durable, well designed and safe for children, that means there should be sufficient curves on the side to prevent children from falling and the stairs should be convenient to climb for the children. Also, it is equally important that they are …