It seems that the older your kids become, the less time you get to spend with them. Parents have to work, children have to go to school, and there are many other obligations that get in the way of spending quality time together. So, what could parents do to keep the bond with their children constantly growing? The best solution is the obvious one - spend free time together doing whatever things that come to mind. You can cook together, play together, or complete some DIY projects together.
In our case, you could see if there is an outdoor or indoor jungle gym for sale and build it together with your child. Not only will your child get amazing equipment to play with, but he or she will also learn the basic use of tools and how pieces fall together from the experience, and you two will get to spend some quality time together.
Building a Jungle Gym With Your Child
It would be quite hard to build a jungle gym from scratch (cut wood, polish it, drill holes and so on) unless you are a DIY pro and some parts of the process should definitely be done without your kids around.
If you are not entirely confident about building things from scratch, then you can get one pre-manufactured and simply assemble it together. Even if you buy a jungle gym, similar to the ones offered here at EZPlay, it will still require some building thus offering an opportunity for some quality time together. So, get all your crafting materials ready and go find a child or two, or six, to help you out.
Working together on a mutual project is a great way to get get closer with your children. You will have to talk to each other to work out solutions to problems and come up with creative ideas. When you start building a jungle gym with your child, make sure to let your kid have some authority. It will become a project they are more involved in and will give your kids an opportunity to practice their leadership skills.
Building a compact wooden playset with kids may require some extra work (such as additional cleanup), but it will be worth it. You will get the opportunity to spend some time with your child, teach them the basics of DIY projects (and this will definitely be useful later in life), and possibly help your child develop a love for craft projects. You can give this project an academic edge by pointing out the importance of measuring and following instructions.
If you want to invest into something that will provide your child with endless hours of fun and also help you engage together in a DIY project, then have a look at jungle gym sets for sale at EZPlay. This project will leave some very pleasant memories behind, to serve you both later on in life and share with kids and their kids. In addition, why would you restrict this project only to yourself and your child? Try to include your entire family and give each member a different task.