Table of contents:
- Place for a playground
- House at a height
- For a young explorer
- Girls - cottage
- Boys - garage
- In a secluded corner
- Own puddle
Video: Children's Area In The Garden
So that your children do not associate the word "dacha" with some inevitable obligation, you need to equip a corner there for them. And it doesn't have to be big. The main thing is to refine the territory so that the baby wants to play in the fresh air as much as possible.
Place for a playground
The playground should not be arranged in the sunniest place, but also not in the shade. If the shadow does not fall on the selected area in any way, you need to provide a very light light fabric canopy. Then on such a site it will be possible to put an arena and other devices for the smallest summer residents, so that in warm weather they can walk with them without fear of sunstroke. And in any case, the children's territory should be positioned so that it is visible from the kitchen window, veranda or from that area of the garden, where adults are most often, so as not to miss some not harmless child's prank.
There should be no poisonous and thorny plants around. Children's territory is generally not a place next to a vegetable garden and flower beds, because it is possible that during the game the naughty ball will fly at all not along the intended trajectory.
House at a height
Every person, even very young, wants privacy. It is not always possible to provide a child with a separate room in the country. And why bother at home when there are so many interesting things on the street ?! It is necessary to build a light outdoor dwelling for him. The "lightweight" option is a hut made of twigs and branches. With what joy the child will help you arrange it! Be sure to take pictures of the process - your child will have something to show to friends, and it will also be remembered for you.
The option is more complicated, but much more functional and interesting for children (and in some cases for parents) - a tree house. There are a lot of ways to use it. It can act as a viewing platform, a hunter's dwelling, a military dugout, a ship's conning tower. In the latter case, it is necessary to provide for the captain's bridge and fix the toy steering wheel in the wheelhouse. Or maybe it will be a rescue base for firefighters? Or a secret office of special agents? Children's imagination is endless, they can easily find practical use for this building.
Adults will have to approach the issue of construction with special attention. It is good when there is a tree on the site with a highly developed root system - ash, maple, oak. You should not install the house on chestnut, willow, birch, poplar and linden. The tree should be neither young nor very old. The main supporting branches should have a diameter of at least 20-25 cm. Keep in mind that they will have to withstand the weight of not only the house, but also children playing in it and other internal objects. Or you can build a house around the trunk.
It is imperative to provide several points of support on the ground, for example, according to the same principle as in the photo. But ordinary vertical piles are easier to execute. Thus, the base will be held on posts dug into the ground, and the spacers on the trunk will partially fix it.
As for the height above the ground, the best option is 1.5 m. It will be more interesting for older children to climb the stairs and higher. But remember that the higher the house is located, the more severe the wind load will be.
The house itself can be built according to the principle of frame structures that are now widespread - make a frame from a bar and sheathe it with clapboard, or simply fix plywood panels. You can use other building materials, as long as they are extremely new and lightweight, in order to create as little stress on the tree as possible. And in any case, be careful - if you damage the bark, the tree may die, which means the dwelling will be doomed.
The roof must be additionally protected with a tarpaulin or other waterproof material so that the structure does not get wet inside during rain and does not put additional pressure on the tree.
You can attach a slide to the house, fix a rope ladder, hanging bridges, provide a safety net.
Do not forget to provide windows and a door in the hut. And then the most pleasant stage is the decoration and stylization of the house, depending on its purpose.
If you are not sure that you can correctly calculate the load on the supports, it is better to entrust this matter to a specialist. After all, whatever one may say, the "floating" house is a source of danger.
For a young explorer
Children are very curious, so having a weather vane and a compass will be very helpful. Have your child practice detecting wind direction and getting orientation skills with the help of a parent.
To communicate with your child, you can buy walkie-talkies in a toy store, one of which should be with him in the house, and the second with you. So you will be in touch all the time, and as an additional element of the game the devices will be interesting.
And you can also envisage the simplest rope post: stretch a rope between the house and the hut with a slope towards the house, and fasten the bag on it with a metal ring. How to send "parcels"? Just direct the bag with something important in the opposite direction, and it will roll to the receiver by itself under the influence of gravity. You also need to attach a rope to the bag itself, so that, by winding it, you can return the bag back.
To complete the picture, it is a good idea to arrange a fire place at a safe distance from the house. Let the child learn to use fire under the guidance of adults. And in general, evening gatherings by the hearth, accompanied by songs with a guitar, remarkably unite the family.
Girls - cottage
Girls, as a rule, love to play with dolls and ask their parents to buy Barbie houses, dishes, furniture and other accessories. Grown-up young ladies want to seem older than they really are, and sometimes after 10 years they are embarrassed to play with dolls in front of everyone - to come up with new outfits, hairstyles, and various everyday situations for them. But children are children! Playing with dolls develops maternal instinct and thrift in girls. Therefore, any girl will be delighted with a pretty bright house, in which not only toys are placed, but she herself and her friends. Here is where the expanse for imagination! Mom will help you sew curtains with her own hands, make rugs for chairs and floors and other household accessories.
The house can be bought ready-made or made by yourself. If you wish, you can attach to it a real veranda in miniature, with carved balusters and flower boxes. Children will be delighted. Even the boys will not refuse to visit such a chic cottage.
The work of Yulia Kurochkina and her brother Dmitry Sokolov. Photo: Olga Vershinina
Boys - garage
Fashionable now children's cars, which in all respects resemble real ones, only differ in size, if possible, they need to be taken to the dacha. It's one thing to ride in the hallway of a standard apartment and quite another to ride on a spacious lawn. Do not allow your child to ride such a unit on the street, let him frolic in a specially designated area and develop coordination of movements. You can even make road signs in your free time and teach your child the rules of the road. In the future, it will be very useful for both boys and girls.
If the training will take place on garden paths, you need to limit them with borders, so that the lawn does not trample down again and the surrounding flower beds are not damaged.
If parents have the time, you can build a mini-garage with your child. It is not at all necessary to put a typewriter there. This room, provided that it is well lit, can be used as a workshop. After all, for growing masters (if, of course, they are interested in something else besides computer games), the tasks become more complicated over time. So, in order not to litter houses with sawdust and other waste, give your child the opportunity to self-actualize in a specially designated area.
In a secluded corner
If, for some reason, it is impossible to install a full-fledged children's house, you need to allocate at least part of the veranda or terrace to the children, fencing it off from the rest of the space with a low screen - so that you can see what the children are doing and have the opportunity to prevent a suddenly overdue conflict in time. They can play different games there. And believe me, if you have even a small nook on your site, the neighbors' children will also be drawn to it. In any case, this will benefit the child, because during joint games, children acquire the necessary communication skills.
The kid definitely needs a small reservoir. And not necessarily deep. Even a small puddle is enough for very young children, on the surface of which you can let flower leaves, boats and various figures from floating plasticine. This plasticine will not let the kid get bored. After all, it is twice as light as usual and does not sink in water. It is very soft and flexible, perfectly keeps its shape, does not stick to hands and does not get dirty. The variety of colors and high flexibility of this plasticine will allow you to create many fun crafts: boats, rafts and ships, aquatic plants, waterfowl and sea animals. You can even create an entire floating island!
Older kids will need an inflatable pool. The advantages of such devices are that they can be matched to the age of the child. How much joy is delivered to both adults and children by the spray flying in all directions! Just do not leave children splashing in the water or playing nearby unattended, because through carelessness the baby can drown even in a shallow puddle.
Photo: Rita Brilliantova
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