Monkey bars for kids are a useful piece of playground equipment. They are useful to promote physical activity amongst kids and in carrying out exercises to grow taller. If you want to help your kids to grow taller faster, then why not take the humble yet energetic aid of monkey bars! It helps in maintaining balance and achieve coordination. If you are not keen on constructing monkey bar, you might as well switch to indoor and outdoor models that are available in the sports and recreation market sector. You are sure to find one that suits your child's preferences and the one that suits your backyard decor as well. Indoor monkey bars come in almost any size and configuration to fit your space being an active and buzzing venue for play on rainy days. Outdoor monkey bars are also available in many materials including beautiful cedar and traditional metal. Yes, there are wooden monkey bars as well that make the construction sturdy yet beautiful.
Why Construct/Install Monkey Bars for Kids?
Parents are always wondering how their kids can grow taller. Can they have an accelerated speed of growing taller and stronger? Since heredity plays a vital role in a child's growth, it's not uncommon for parents to switch to other methods to get desired results. There are some parents who advice children to take pills perpetually to make them grow taller. However, risking your child's life with growth supplements is not an engaging proposition. Instead, you may allow and encourage your child to indulge in exercises that promote growth. This is where constructing or installing monkey bars for kids comes into the picture. This is one stretching exercise that many of us enjoyed when we were kids. With the influx of video games and technological advancements, in terms of deriving pleasure with fries, couch and the game, outdoor games are part of a long forgotten history. Monkey bars are one of the most effective and perhaps one of the oldest stretching exercises for growing taller faster. This exercise helps in straightening and lengthening the spine. You are sure to attest the fact that monkey bars are indeed the best stretching exercise that will aid your child to grow taller and sturdier.
Building Monkey Bars Yourself
If you are keen on constructing monkey bars all by yourself, and gift your child a natural play-station, then here is voluntary help coming your way in the form of instructions.
Materials You NeedWhat You Need to Do
- Measuring Tape
- Post hole digger
- Spirit Level
- Cement mix
- Drill, drill bit (1 inch)
- Screw gun
- Eight Metal rods
- 2" x 6" x 30" Six Cedar boards
- 4" x 4" x 9' Four Cedar posts
- 4" x 4" x 8' Two Cedar posts
- 4-inch Sixteen Wood screws
- Four Lag bolts, ⅜" x 8"
- Measure out an area approximately; being 30-inch by 8-foot rectangular area where you plan to place the monkey bars. Dig a 2-feet deep hole at each corner where you are to place the monkey bars.
- With the cement mix ready you could pour the mixture into the holes and place your 9-foot cedar posts in the cement. Use your level to make sure the posts stay perpendicular.
- Now let the cement dry. In the meantime you could make preparations for other steps that you are to take for making monkey bars.
- Drill eight holes that are 2 inches deep in your two 8-foot cedar posts. Start 2 inches from one end and space the holes 1 foot apart. Let all holes be on the same side.
- Place the two cedar posts parallel to the holes being side by side. With the metal rods, you could now place them in the two parallel holes, having your monkey bars ready.
- Drill a ⅜ inch hole through the ends of the cedar posts that will be used to hold the metal rods. Drill 1 ¾ inch from the end, and 1 ¾ inch from each side. The hole should be perpendicular to the metal rods. All in all, you should have four holes.
- Pick up the monkey bars and set the corners on the posts that are in the cement. Drill a bolt through each hole into the ends of the cedar posts.
- The remaining four cedar boards should be fastened to the cedar posts fixed with cement. They should be perpendicular to the posts.
- Place one board raising it above the ground, and another board 1 foot raised from the first board. Repeat the procedure on the other cedar posts. You are done!
With the monkey bars in place -- well-constructed -- you could let nature, and not supplements, witness your kids development and growth. Monkey bars in my backyard are ready, what about you!