My soon-to-be 3-year-old daughter is pretty timid, physically. It's nothing crippling or even worrisome, but still…c'mon kid, geez, just jump! You'll be fine! [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas
on Mar 10, 2014 -
What's the best ground cover for underneath a small play structure we're planning on building in our backyard this spring? Any other tips for making a small backyard fun for little kids? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love
on Feb 12, 2014 -
I need to entertain my 2.5 year old for several hours this weekend while my wife attends a bridal shower in Macungie, PA - which is right outside of Allentown PA, here's a Google Maps link
of the area. Can anyone suggest an indoor playground or children's museum or something else that my kid might enjoy? Something within a 30 minute drive?
posted by exhilaration
on Dec 12, 2013 -
My husband and I just moved to Baltimore for me to attend graduate school. We're currently living in Mt. Vernon and are curious what things there are to do with a one year old around here (that are safe) preferable within a walking distance (parks, playgrounds, etc). Suggestions are appreciated!
posted by mooselini
on Apr 24, 2013 -
Given optimal circumstance, could a person on a swing set swing 360 degrees, over the overhead bar? If not, what would the circumstances be,on this planet, where they could?
posted by A Terrible Llama
on Jan 12, 2013 -
My wife and I have found a house and we love it, except that it's on a septic system. We don't mind that, but we're trying to find out if the septic/leach is going to make our backyard unusable or not. [more inside]
posted by damiano99
on Apr 23, 2012 -
I'm looking for information on parks or playgrounds in areas of conflict, especially urban areas. [more inside]
posted by sepviva
on Jul 5, 2011 -
Help source photographs and ideas for the design of a maximally creative schoolyard play space for grades K-8. [more inside]
posted by tidecat
on Feb 24, 2011 -
Inspired by this question
, I'd like to determine what playground I loved to be taken to in the late 1960s, early 1970s on Long Island, probably in Nassau County. The most salient feature was a climb-on rocket ship. Was it at Jones Beach?
posted by Morrigan
on Oct 4, 2009 -
If we are driving with kids (9 and 5) from upstate NY (Rochester) to DC, where can we stop in PA off of route 15 for a picnic, run-around and see-something-cool-or-weird break? [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y
on Jun 23, 2009 -
Help us re-design our neighborhood playground and park. The park is about 20 acres in size and the city will be updating it in 2009. We're going to a meeting tomorrow to suggest improvements and we need ideas! [more inside]
posted by Ostara
on Nov 11, 2008 -
You know the playground trick whereby four of you can "levitate" a fifth person using just your fingertips (you first hold your hands over his head and count to 20)? How does that work, then?
posted by bonaldi
on Nov 21, 2007 -
Toddler capabilities. What are 14- to 18-months old capable of doing with regard to physical safety? [more inside]
posted by acoutu
on Jul 16, 2006 -
Does anyone know where can I find free plans for marking games onto a playground surface? We're working on revamping the playground at my kid's school. We want to paint some games like hopscotch and four-square onto the surface but I'm having trouble finding standard measurements to do this. Does anyone have a suggestion or a link that would be helpful?
posted by ooklah
on Aug 27, 2005 -
When I was a kid, my playground (Van Dyke Park in Northern, VA) had a decomissioned military jet (T-133) in the playground...it was a lot like the picture on this guy's site
. Did anyone else have any old military hardware as part of the playground? Any pictures? I'm interested in researching this further....
posted by extrabox
on Jan 21, 2005 -