HELPING CHILDREN TO SWING
A rope with a loop is threaded through the swing before the child climbs up on it.
The rope allows a parent to get the swing moving from a greater distance away from the swing. The parent uses the long rope to pull the swing instead of pushing it. I didn’t have to move out of the way of the swing and could remain in the same place regardless of the speed of the swing.
The rope was rather thin (from a sailboat) and had a loop at one end.
An ordinary thin rope.