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Gym1 Deluxe Indoor Playground

Gym1 Deluxe Indoor Playground

Spring 2017 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: Gym1
Price: $159.95

Gym1 Deluxe Indoor Playground brings playground exercise to a doorway at home. Recommended for children ages three to eight, the six piece unit includes the core doorway apparatus, an indoor swing, rings, a ladder, a climbing rope and a trapeze.

As tested in a large and relatively new townhouse, the set up and take down was unexpectedly easy; no drill, wrench or hammer required. In a 100+ year old house, however, the set up required some skill and carpentry. But after more than three weeks of rugged use, it's still up and swinging.

Our playful testers ranged in age from four to seven. And, a four year old sibling with severe disabilities managed to get his belly onto the swing, happily moving back and forth. Although neither designed for, nor promoted as, a product for children with special needs, both he and his family were delighted. A six year old gymnast in training couldn't wait to show off her newly learned skills on the rings. The very active five year olds wanted to switch the options from the swing, to the rope ladder, etc. Play, change, play, change. Exactly what it's designed to do.

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