Airplane Double Teeter-Totter, manufactured in the United States
for BigStuff Play Equipment, a division of Performance Design,
Inc. Age range 3 -12 years. Approx. Retail US $249.00
What kid wouldn't want an airplane? How about having one in the
backyard in which they can imagine flying off into the sunset,
or climb aboard the wings and perform not so aerial stunts?
the Ace Flyer Airplane Double Teeter-Totter comes in. The Ace
Flyer is not only a teeter-totter but also a play gym. Up to seven
kids can play or ride at one time, to a maximum weight capacity
of 600 lbs. That's a lot of kids. It seems to allow for the perfect
combination of outdoor, physical play and imagination driven play.
The Ace Flyer
has an interactive dashboard that includes a steering wheel and
moveable gauges. It is pretty easy to assemble, although it took
us considerably longer than the "assembles in 1 hour"
that was stated by the manufacturer, but then again we don't put
these things together every day. One really nice feature is that
the height is adjustable to fit the specific needs of your family.
This large piece of play equipment, about 8 ft long x 8 ft wide,
is manufactured start to finish in one factory, in the United
States. Despite its large size it is surprisingly light enough
to move anywhere in the yard.
Outside play contributes significantly to the physical, social,
emotional, and cognitive development of children. Safe outdoor
environments for children enable unstructured play that is essential
for a child's mental and physical development. Some kinds of learning
can only take place outside. Children need freedom to be safely
adventurous. Outdoors, children are able to gain confidence in
what they can do as well as feeling the benefits of being healthy
and active. Physical activity is enjoyable and promotes a sense
of self esteem through achievements.
Quite frankly we haven't seen a
real see-saw in a long time so this was a nice change from
what has been available. As far as outdoor play equipment goes
we think Performance Design Inc., has remained true to their conviction
- that outside of the home, playgrounds are one of the most important
environments for children, by providing heavy-duty construction,
coating technology, innovative designs, aesthetically pleasing
color combinations and outstanding value merged into a cool and
Older kids seemed to enjoy this as much as the younger ones did.
If you have small children we think this will be a hit for many
years. If you are looking for playground quality and backyard
value this is definitely worth looking into.
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the Author: Mary Rose is a Mommy, a writer and an early childhood
educator who believes in learning through play and the value of