As parents, we all want our kids to enjoy a healthy dose of the great outdoors and crucial sunshine necessary for vitamin D production. Did you know that 60% of our toddler to school-age kids have suboptimal levels of this, most important nutrient?
Playing outdoors is just plain all-around smart but small yards may seem to rule out those fun-as-ever playsets more indigenous to big back yards. With our yards shrinking, there's a resurgence of well-designed outdoor playsets appointed with swings, climbing walls and ropes and maybe a treehouse to stretch our kids' imagination.
Indeed, these smaller playsets can be had without having to forfeit our summer vacay funds, but it took some digging. And I'm happy to share what I've found to be the best options in small outdoor playsets for toddlers and older kids alike. It's fun-in-the-sun without having to leave our backyards. How cool is that?