You do know what cornhole is, right? It’s that fabulous backyard game everyone has been talking about lately.
Basically, cornhole is a simple bean bag toss game. Players take turns aiming at a wooden platform, trying to land their bags in the hole.
It may sound like a silly children’s game, but it isn’t! It is so much better! If you still aren’t convinced, here are nine reasons why you must pick up a bag as soon as possible.
1. You Can Replace a Trip to the Gym with an Afternoon of Cornhole
While I’m sure the laziest person in the world could find a way to do it, the rest of us don’t play cornhole from the sofa. The game requires you to actually get up, leave the house, use your body, and engage in some physical activity. Continue reading
One of the best ways to enjoy summer is spending the day boating. I like to do anything on or around my boat, but the one thing the family likes best is tubing on the lake. Tubing behind our boat delivers hours of fun for my family and friends.
My boys especially like skimming across the water on their Airhead tubes. You can hear their shouting and screaming as we pick up speed and make quick turns.
There are a few suggestions I want to share with you if you are in the market for a towable tube. I have had many great and not-so -great tubes over the years, so now I know what to look for when I buy a new one. Continue reading
Each year, over 200,000 children are treated in US emergency rooms for injuries sustained on playgrounds. Of those, 148,000 happen on public playgrounds.
Your child may love the slides and swings at the local playground, but are they safe? Check out these playground safety guidelines. Every time you visit a playground (private or public), look for these safety issues before letting your child loose. While you may not be interested in taking a measuring tape to every piece of equipment, simple observation should tell you if the playground is relatively safe. Continue reading
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Most of us have dreamed of having a backyard tree house when we were younger. For the lucky ones who were able to experience how it’s like to have your own, you may remember the feeling of having your own sacred place that you can share with your friends.
However fun they are for our kids, tree houses have their own set of safety concerns. Here are some things that you have to consider before building a tree house for your children or allowing them to play at the tree house of a friend:
- The height of the tree house. The floor of a tree house should not exceed 10 feet from the ground in order to avoid fatal injuries in case of a fall; otherwise, a safety fall net should be provided. Also, he higher the tree house is off the ground, the harder it is for your child to get away from it in case of emergency. Continue reading