Gym1 Indoor Playground Awarded with Parents’ Choice Foundation Seal of Approval
The Gym1 Indoor Playground was recently awarded the Parents’ Choice Foundation Seal of Approval.
From Parents Choice: “The Gym1 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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The product evaluation process is lengthy and comprehensive. It’s a multi-tiered process with its roots in a four page questionnaire that queries developmentally appropriate content and challenges, the product’s design and function, the educational value, long-term play value, and the benefits to a child’s social and emotional growth and well being.