For children having access to a garden is great. It gives them somewhere safe to play, learn about nature and, later, when they are older, chill out.
Studies show that spending time outdoors is good for your child´s physical, mental and emotional health. So, it really is worth investing in your garden and making it as child-friendly as possible. Here are a few quick and easy ways you can do just that and enhance your garden at the same time.
Plant a tree
Specialist nurseries like The Tree Center make it possible for anyone to be able to afford to plant a tree or two in their garden. Trees bring many benefits. They look beautiful as well as cleanse and enhance the air in your garden. Plus, if you buy the right kind they can also provide your children with somewhere else to play and enjoy themselves. Kids love treehouses and swings, as well as climbing trees.
Create a play space
If you have the room, set aside a section of your garden just for the kids. This allows them to kick a ball around, turn cartwheels and generally mess around without having to worry about getting shouted at. Something simple like putting up netting in front of your flower beds at the bottom of your garden may be all you need to do to create this kind of space.
Ask your kids for ideas
When planning the play area it makes sense to ask your children what they want. Usually, if they ask for a swing or basketball hoop they will be more likely to actually use it.
Create homes for nature
Most children love nature. It fascinates them, so creating spaces that are wildlife friendly is a great way to make your garden a more interesting place to spend time. It could be a simple as cutting a hole in the fence so hedgehogs can get into your garden or build a bird table.
A quiet space
A lot of children like to spend time outdoors reading or playing games on their devices. So, creating somewhere they can sit to enjoy doing that is a great idea. Often, all you need to do is to add a comfortable bench and maybe set up a shade umbrella.
Set up a swing
Children love swings. So, if you have the space set one up for them. A swing is a great place for them to retreat when they feel a bit fed up or frustrated.
Make it easy to keep an eye on the children
If you want to be able to keep a close eye on your children while they play consider setting up a Wi-Fi security camera. They are easy to buy and set up. Provided you buy the right kind you will be able to stream the pictures to your phone or laptop. Alternatively, you can mount an old Smartphone in a weatherproof box and use that instead. You can find out how to do it from this article.