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Jungle Gym Maintenance (a step-by-step guide)

  Jungle Gym Maintenance can be a costly exercise if you neglect it for long periods of time.Its critically important to have a general understanding of the material, and what to look out for to ensure the safety of your child.   1.)Treated gum poles  All gum poles are CCA treated  “Chromated Copper Arsenate” this […]

Why kids need Jungle Gyms

Wooden Jungle gym

It has been proven beyond a doubt that wooden jungle gyms have a positive effect on children’s learning skills and abilities. Physiologists and Educationalists agree on the importance of physical activity in the healthy development of a child’s mind and body. Children need to test their abilities, explore their potential and express their vitality. They […]

Why choose The Woodwork Shop

Our units are modular to suit your space and budget. You can add a slide, swings, rope ramp, rigid ladder, jacob’s ladder, fireman’s pole, tyre tower, sandpits, climbing wall, cargo nets or paint your unit a different colour. We settle for nothing less than quality materials and quality workmanship. The child’s safety and pleasure is […]

Monkey bars are critical to gross motor skills and balance

Monkey bars can be a little daunting, even for the most intrepid jungle gym user. Like all things in life, everyone has to try something new for the first time and mastering a new skill will boost your child’s self-esteem. And in the case of monkey bars, building upper body strength and encouraging balance are […]

8 reasons why a sandpit is critical to childhood development


1. Open-ended play all the way Sand is the perfect play medium for children of every age, no matter their skill or cognitive level. Very young or underdeveloped children can simply sit in sand and take in the texture and qualities of the medium while older children with more sophisticated thought processes can use sand […]

How strengthening core muscles can help improve concentration

As children spend less time playing outdoors they miss the opportunity to strengthen their bodies, especially their core muscles. Poor core strength can cause poor posture which can negatively affect gross motor and fine motor skills. The very best way to build core muscle strength is through outdoor play. Children need daily opportunities to run, […]