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Magic Cabin has been guided by the simple notion that children’s lives are enriched by ample time for open-ended, creative, imaginative play. We believe in good-old-fashioned make believe and in children’s innate need to interact with simple, natural toys and crafts.
While childhood becomes endangered we pioneer towards protecting this special time in life by conscientiously selecting products that are beautiful and enchanting, sturdy and safe, and best of all, FUN.
My goal this summer was to make our backyard a place the children want to play in. We have a few toys back there, but a little variety never hurt anyone, right?
I have fond memories from my own childhood… spending my entire recess on the seesaw in elementary school. I had high hopes that Emma and Ethan would enjoy it as much as I had.
The seesaw came in a few pieces with detailed directions and pictures. My husband was busy painting the house so assembly was left up to me. I will admit I can read a diagram fairly well… these directions were clear and easy to read.
Everything went smoothly until I had to assemble the base. First, it asked for a tool that is not normally found in most households. Fortunately for me my husband has an assortment of odd tools and had what I needed. I successfully got the first two screws in. For some odd reason the rest only went half way in and then stripped. I asked my husband to come down off the ladder to give it a try thinking that I just didn’t have enough arm/hand power to get them in correctly. He had the same experience, after a turn or two the screws stripped out almost completely. We decided to remove all of the supplied screws and we used our own machine screws. They went in easily and are holding fabulously.
Take playtime to giddy new heights with this exciting ride that pairs the active fun of a seesaw with the thrill of an amusement park attraction. Kids can go up and down, while spinning around a full 360 degrees; easily converts to a seesaw only.
Made from durable weather-resistant metal, it features a tripod base for stability, ground stakes, sturdy handlebars and rubber bumpers for a safe ride. Sorry, gift wrap not available.
For ages 3-8; holds up to 90 lbs. total.
It took me about 45 minutes from start to finish, including a short break to try to figure out how to fix the stripped screw situation.
The seesaw came with anchors (they reminded me of metal tent stakes) so the children would spin and teeter without me worrying about tipping over. After I pushed them into the ground the fun began!
I had to give Emma & Ethan a little instruction on how to use a seesaw. As you can see from the video below, it didn’t take them long to catch on. We have had the Spinning Seesaw for a few weeks now and Ethan has taken a tumble off once. He was a little frightened of it for a few days but he has gotten back on and is now the one begging the other to please get on so he can teeter totter.
I noticed in the description on the website that it says 90 lbs total. I was a little worried about this as Emma & Ethan are both near 40 lbs each now which would put them towards the weight limit quickly.
After reading through the directions I found that the weight limit is actually 90 lbs per side. That is a much more reasonable weight limit and I am pleased that they will be able to seesaw for years to come. I think the addition of spinning to the seesaw motion will make this even more fun as they get a little bigger. We would definitely recommend this to anyone that asked!
You can purchase the Spinning Seesaw for $69.98
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