To children at the dacha or near the house did not investigate the beds or what other places where they should not be, they need an interesting corner for them. As a rule, parents come to the idea of the need to create a playground or a sports corner - depends on the age and desire of children. Made independently playground is good in that when it is built, you can provide for the possibility of its gradual transformation. After all, what suits 2-3 year old kids, do not like 5-6 years old, and even more so for older children. And besides, the children's playground with their own hands is often built not so much for reasons of economy, as for the desire to please the child: who knows the best of your parents about what your child likes ... Someone needs a pirate ship, and someone owns a real house with a porch, a door and all the necessary attributes.
Select a location
It will be a difficult task to solve. First, it is desirable that the playground is viewed from home, and from the room in which someone is most of the time. Ideal if the site is viewed from several rooms or points. Secondly, it should be located away from hozpostroek with "fragrances", if any. Thirdly, it is desirable to take into account the fertility of the soil: under the gaming complex it is possible to allocate an infertile plot or with complex geology: there is no need to dig in the ground, at most - 30-40 cm to bury the pillars of the swings.
When choosing a place, it is not bad to arrange a children's play area near the wall or the capital fence. These zones can be used very sharply, and in this case they can be used for games. For example, to make a mini-climbing wall on the wall, fix rope ladders, slate board and other devices that are equally interesting for children. You probably know what your children like, and if you do not know, you can find out: there are enough fences and walls, place various devices on different sites and observe where your child stays longer. So find out which games it is pulling more, you will know in which direction to move on.
It is necessary to take into account also illumination. The place of children's games should not be constantly in the shade, but the sun is also not needed. Approximately 2/3 of the site should be in the shade (sandbox, swing), and 1/3 - in the sun - the pool, if there is, the zone of active games. If there are no shadows on the court, you have to invent a canopy or put a big umbrella.
However, note that in the area of the proposed site there was a permanent draft. Children, of course, need to be tempered, but not in this way. Even when choosing a place for the children's play area, pay attention to the fact that there are no electrical appliances or any kind of flaps, automatic devices and other similar devices nearby. Children are curious and inventive, so it's better not to take chances.
What area do you need?
A little about the square, which should be taken under the children's playground. Young children need not so much space - a sandbox, some very simple shells, a small pool, if you think possible. It's nice to have a lawn or a smooth, smooth piece with some suitable covering, where you can lie down for your own pleasure. That's all. All this is enough for an area of 4-5 square meters. meter.
For small children it is desirable to fence the area. This will give you the opportunity not to be constantly near, but to engage in a nearby business: children are in sight and safe. Fence can be any - it's about your imagination, desire and possibilities. The main requirement is that it must be safe and durable or absolutely inaccessible to children. For example, as a grid-rabitsa, which you see in the photo above. It happens with a plastic coating of bright colors and does not look as severe as usual.
If for some reason this option is not pleasant, you can put a fence, which will be to children in height somewhere on the shoulders, the distance between the neighboring slats should be such that the head does not get there. Stacking can be painted in different colors.
Just pay attention to the fact that the tops were rounded and did not have sharp corners, they were well processed: splinters very upset children. Mount the picket you need firmly. With the expectation that the children will necessarily hang on them and jump.
Rare fencing is rarely used, but it looks good, its functions perform perfectly: firmly, safely, aesthetically attractive.
For older children, the fence is a relic. For them, the field of activity is the entire site, and only something really interesting can distract them. The area here, too, need more. If possible, take children up to 7 years 8-9 m2, from 7 to 12 years - up to 12 m2. There is already a set of shells more serious, and therefore requires large areas.
Cover for playground
This is a difficult subject with a very difficult choice. While the children are small, the lawn is perfect for them. Not ceremonial, but sporty (there is a special composition of herbs with high resistance to abrasion). He is not so attractive in appearance, but is able to endure little pranksters with almost no damage. Lack of lawns - the need for regular care: watering, haircut, etc.
With the load from the games of grown-up children, the lawn does not cope anymore. Especially in the zone of active games: near the slides, swings. These are the most problematic areas. If you leave these areas "as is", then during the rain a puddle is formed under them, through a couple of "races", turning into a swamp. There is a good solution: to make a draining pillow from rubble, and over it to cover with sand or lay a rubber coating such as that used in stadiums. It is durable and durable.
To remove moisture from the area of the playground, remove the soil to a depth of 15-20 cm, fall asleep and ramble rubble, pour on top and also sand the sand. Both layers are approximately 10-15 cm. When you build it, you can stop at this: landing on such a platform is already quite good. But the sand is gradually taken away, and it will have to be updated periodically. You can spread the rubber mat. This is more serious, only it will be necessary to make a slight bias so that the water from it slides down during the rain. Someone puts just rubber mats, which are replaced as they wear out.
Another way out is to fill the whole area with small, sifted sand. It will periodically need to be leveled and refilled, but this is perhaps the most practical solution.
Another option is to pour crushed bark. Another question is that not everyone can take this bark. But if there is, try it. The coating is soft and not traumatic. Only it needs to grind well and remove the chips that may be there.
Of the more technological can offer the following:
- Regisp. Factory rubber coating, laid on a flat concrete or asphalt base. The cost is 25-70 $ per square meter.
- Rubber crumb coating with the addition of an astringent. It is poured on the prepared leveled area (it is possible on the compacted sand laid over the rubble). The price is 25-80 $ per square meter.
- Modular systems of high density PVC. Plates, which are connected according to the principle of puzzles. The price of a "square" is 50-70 $.
- Artificial grass. Fits on a prepared base of quartz sand and rubber chips, requires the removal of water. Depending on the height of the pile it costs from 40 to 80 $.
It's difficult to choose. There are too many mutually exclusive requirements and desires, but something will have to be chosen. The most common option - a lawn, the second most popular - the sand. The remaining coatings are applied only in places - in the most "loaded" parts.
Choosing the equipment for a playground
Planning the elements of a playground is best with children. After all, it is for them you are going to build a game zone, and it is to their desires need to listen. Often we try to reproduce what in our understanding for them should be interesting, and then we are surprised that the children play anywhere, but not on the site, which they built with such love. All because you embodied your desires and expectations, and not children's. Listen to what the child wants, walk around the guests who already have such facilities, see where the child spends more time. On this basis, you can already build something.
For children in the playground must be a sandbox. This develops their coordination, allows you to develop faster. The usual design - four boards - to knock down is not a problem, but I want it to be beautiful. For boys it will be interesting to have a sandbox machine. It is made of two colored waterproof laminated plywood.
Under the hood is a toy box. Inside the cabin, there is also an "entrance" to this box.
In general, wooden cars for boys are great fun. They are enthusiastically there. another option from the old barrel.
Another interesting idea - how to make a shadow over the playing area: fix the rod at the height, throw a tent over it, making a kind of tent. And it's not hot, and there's a shadow.
The most popular part of the children's corner for games: your house, in which you can hide from the all-seeing eyes of adults, establish their own rules. For children it does not matter what their house is built of. They perfectly play in a tent made of cloth, a hut made of branches. There is a lot of construction of children's summer houses, which are quickly and easily "built". And to this construction you can attract even the smallest: in a house built by your own hands it will be even more interesting to play.
For example, a hut. Watch the playing children. This is the building that they are building most often. In different regions they call it differently: someone with their "headquarters", someone with "home", a hut, halabuda. Usually used sticks, bedspreads, other improvised material. Based on this "halabudostroeniya" and made several of the following designs of houses for children.
The cheapest way to build a summer children's house: put several poles in a hut, plant around a bindweed and wait a couple of weeks until they grow up. The shape of this living hut can be any: in the form of a cone, as in a photo, a traditional hut, more like a house, etc. You connect the poles with a twine, plastic bands or something similar. It is important only to ensure a sufficiently stable framework, otherwise children who are upset can upset the structure.
In general, it is not necessary to wait until the plants grow. You can sew a fabric cover, make an entry, like in a wigwam ... Opportunities for applying a fantasy sea.
A quick and absolutely safe way of building a children's hut is to fasten the cloths on the hoop. You hang this structure, for example, on a tree. Under it lay out the mats, put the cloth to the edges. Get an excellent summer house, in which the children will be cool and cozy.
And this design is suitable not only for girls. Hang a camouflage net or camouflage cloth on the hoop. The boys will definitely set up their headquarters in it.
If your child dreams of a house, like you, the options are even greater. It is usually built using wireframe technology: the pillars are buried in the corners, the lower and upper straps are fastened to them. The lower strapping is the basis for the floor, the upper is the ceiling. If the house is planned to be high, a sandbox is often placed at the bottom. The house on top closes it from rain and sun.
If the house is planned at ground level, construction can begin in a different way. Set the blocks on which it will stand in the level, put the bar (80 * 80 mm or 100 * 100 mm) on it, connect it to a rectangle, and fasten the corners with metal overlaid plates. After it is already fastened to the lower frame in the corners of the rack, which will become the support for the walls and roof.
Some children like to have a house, just like adults: with a porch, a real door and a window, a sofa ... This, too, parents have done more than once. The basis is the same: the bar from which the frame is built, and it is sheathed according to the desire. Work faster with sheet material, such as waterproof plywood, longer - with boards or lining.
Hills for children
Equally popular among the kids are slides. Quick descent is a lot of fun. Here for the parents and there are difficulties. From what to make a children's hill? The traditional coating - a sheet of stainless steel - has now become very expensive, and it is dangerous to leave it on the street unattended - it will be taken away. Ordinary steel does not work - it rusts very quickly, so we have to look for a replacement. There are several options:
- Find the finished plastic tray. Only have to adjust to the size that is.