Your child’s favorite place to be is probably the playground. This is because there are a medley of games to play, and swings to use freely at the playground. Ask your kids what some of their favorite swings at the playground are. These swings are simple machines. Read this short and simple text aloud to your kids, which explains what simple machines are, and how they work. Then, go to the bottom of the page and read the sentences to your kids. Help them circle the missing words.