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Seesaws, Teeter Totters and Rockers - Adventure in the Playground

Updated on September 27, 2014

Hours of Fun With The Seesaw, Teeter Totter and Rocker

With a Seesaw in the backyard your kids can have hours of harmless fun! Do you remember the basic seesaws that we had when we were kids? Wait until you see what is available today!

Seesaws which are also often known as a teeter totter are a great way to keep the kids entertained for hours.

As you explore the various seesaws that are available you will discover that the days of just two people gently rocking back and to are long gone. With seesaws and teeter totters designed to accommodate two, three, four and more kids you can keep all your kids and their friends entertained for hours.

The creators are also very conscious that people want their seesaws these days to look good as well as being great backyard playground equipment. So the modern seesaws are made from long lasting materials and are incredibly colorful!

So now all that is left to do is decide which of the many seesaw or teeter totter options is right for your kids and backyard, make the purchase and await the hours of fun!

Original Toy Company Dantoy Crocodile Rocker - Most Popular Seesaw

Fantastic Choice Of Teeter Totter

Teetor totters, also known as see saws, are one of the oldest playground toys that you can still find on many school, park, and public playgrounds today. Teeter totters have been around for centuries and there have been many variations in design since the earlier models in the late 17th century.

It’s an innovative and fun concept that children love to play on. Up and down, down and up; it doesn’t get any easier than that.

Below are some different kinds of teeter totters you can get online today. They vary in age recommendation, color and style. Bring home a teeter totter today and let your children teeter and totter to their hearts content.

Step2  Play Up Teeter Totter
Step2 Play Up Teeter Totter

This Play Up Teeter Totter from Step2 is built with a durable poly construction that can support up to 162 pounds and accommodates two children at a time. It features a two contour seat at each side with easy grip handle bars to keep kids safe while playing. It’s blue, green and beige color palette makes the set suitable for both girls and boys. Its surfaces wipes clean for easy maintenance and it can provide many hours of enjoyment for your child


Little Tikes Classic Alligator Teeter Totter

The Classic Alligator Teeter Totter from Little Tikes not only accommodates 1 or 2 kids, but up o 3 kids at a time. The teeter totter measures 5 feet long and is bright green with a head and body of a gator.

It also features comfortable paneled seats, three easy grip handles, and a stable base. This a great set for indoor or outdoor use and kids ages 12 months and older can ride this gator.

Dantoy - Rufus Rocker
Dantoy - Rufus Rocker

There’s nothing like riding a teeter totter that reminds you a lot of the family pet. The yellow Rufus Rocker is a ton of fun and features a construction that’s built for safety and stability that both kids and parents will love. It’s made from PVC and Phthalate free materials and can support up to 150 pounds. Rufus Rockers features three contoured seats, two safety handles, and a bright and whimsical puppy dog design. Up to three kids can sit on it at a time and it can be used either indoors or outdoors.


Aquatic Themed Wooden Seahorse Seesaw

This adorable little teeter totter is ideal for children between the ages of 18 months to 3 years. It features an aquatic themed seahorse design and has a durable and high quality wood construction.

It also has wooden dowels as handles and footrests that make the ride more comfortable and safe. When fully assembled the seesaw measures 40 inches long, 8 ½ inches wide and 6 inches tall up to the seats on both side.

TP Activity Spiro Bouncer
TP Activity Spiro Bouncer

The Spiro Bouncer is a unique take on the traditional teeter totter and features soft ball cushions that help to minimize impact while maximizing bounce. Other features include protective foam pads that help to prevent floor damage, a hollow base that can be filled with sand for extra stability, cushioned seats and easy to grasp handles.

This teeter totter also has a rotating center that’ll allow your kids to spin around in a 360 degree fashion. Each side of the Spiro Bouncer can support up to 55 pounds. There’s no question your kids will absolutely love this spinning, bouncing, teetering, tottering toy.


Great Choice Of Airplane Teeter Totter

If it were up to children, they’d probably go to the park or school playground every single day. But with an airplane teeter totter right in their very own backyard they won’t have to.

These teeter totters take the classic playground design and give it a cool new look complete with wings, a cockpit, and propellers. And instead of just two riders at a time, now there can be 3, 4, or more kids enjoying the exciting ride.

Check out some of these awesome airplane teeter totters you might want to have in your backyard.

Lifetime 151110 Ace Flyer Airplane Teeter Totter, Primary Colors
Lifetime 151110 Ace Flyer Airplane Teeter Totter, Primary Colors

Imagine soaring through the sky in this awesome Lifetime Ace Flyer Teeter Totter and your parents don’t have to worry about your safety either because your just inches off the ground. This amazing teeter totter is made from powder coated steel and high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic.

It features an interactive flight dashboard, a propeller, a double seat cockpit, two teeter totters, and spinning wheels. It seats up to 7 children at a time and adjusts to 3 different heights. It measures 8 feet across and 8 feet long and is featured in primary colors. This teeter totter is also available in earth tones of green and beige.

Airplane 4 Seat Teeter Totter
Airplane 4 Seat Teeter Totter

If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a pilot but don’t quite reach the height limit (or age requirement for that matter) then you can take time to practice on your very own airplane teeter totter. This teeter totter is built just like an airplane and it features an interactive control panel, a steering wheel, a working foam propeller, natural cedar seats with seat back and footrest, and seats for up to 4 children at a time. The powder coated sturdy metal frame has a capacity of 400 pounds.


Lifetime Helicopter Teeter Totter

This isn’t necessarily an airplane but the fact that it still resembles some sort of aircraft qualifies it for an airplane teeter totter. The helicopter teeter totter is featured in gender neutral primary colors and is made from durable, UV protected high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic and powder coated steel construction.

It has a two seat cockpit with interactive flight dashboard, steering wheels, a dual jumper, teeter totter seats on both side, and a spinning foam rotor and tail. The helicopter seats up to 4 children at a time and has a weight capacity of 350 pounds.

Airplane 7 Seat Teeter Totter
Airplane 7 Seat Teeter Totter

Now if you’re looking for a teeter totter that’ll let you and 6 of your closest friends have a soaring good time then this 7 seater teeter totter is just for you. It features a powder coated finish sturdy metal frame that has a weight capacity of up to 700 pounds. It includes cedar wood seats with seatbacks and footrests, two bottom rockers with ground stakes, turning propeller, steering wheel and a control panel. The airplane teeter totter measures 6’10” by 7’9” by 3’10” and has 3 rocker supports and roll limiters under the main wings for added safety.


Is One Of These Teeter Totter Toys Perfect For Your Kids?

There’s just something about going up and down and up and down that makes children so happy.

Whether it’s the feeling of getting tossed into the sky, leaving the ground like a super hero, or the bouncing up and down like a kangaroo that they really enjoy, teeter totters can let them enjoy the experience over and over again for as long as they want (or at least for as long as their parents will allow them to play on it).

If you’re considering a teeter totter for you little ones then below are just a few great examples of the many different kinds available online.

Gym Dandy Spinning Teeter Totter

This teeter totter is made with heavy duty steel frame with durable powder coated finish, comes in bright primary colors and has a pretty basic design which allows kids to move up and down but also from side to side like a Merry-Go-Round thanks to the specially designed universal joints.

It also features coaster wheels under each seat which allows the teeter totter to spin a full 360 degrees. The seats are comfortable and feature a back support for added safety and comfort and easy to grasp handles provides riders with better security and balance.

Pure Fun Rocker Seesaw
Pure Fun Rocker Seesaw

For a teeter totter that’s safer for younger children, the Pure Fun Rocker Seesaw is a great alternative. It’s made from durable powder coated steel frame and measures 59 inches wide, 19.7 inches deep and 20.9 inches tall. It features easy mount seats with comfortable back supports, large handle grips for added safety, and a 75 pound weight capacity per seat. The brightly colored teeter totter is perfect for children between the ages of 4 and 10 and is sure to make any afternoon in the yard a fun and safe one.


Pure Fun Swivel Seesaw

If you want a teeter totter that can do more than just teeter and totter then check out this Swivel Seesaw from Pure Fun. It puts a whole new fun twist to your traditional teeter totter as it allows riders to swivel their seats a full 360 degrees.

Constructed from adjustable powder coated steel frame and molded plastic seats, each side can support up to 75 pounds and lets your children be completely safe the entire time they’re playing on the Swivel Seesaw. Soft easy-grip handles provide them with extra security and balance as they go up and down and swivel round and round.

Kiddi-o by Kettler Home Playground Equipment: Outdoor Swivel Seesaw, Youth Ages 3+
Kiddi-o by Kettler Home Playground Equipment: Outdoor Swivel Seesaw, Youth Ages 3+

You’ll love the look and feel of this swivel seesaw by Kettler Kiddi-O. It’s made from heavy duty steel tubing and a durable powder coat finish. Its wide rotating base provides optimal stability and high back seats lets children ride comfortably.

The teeter totter also features parallel bars that keep children parallel to ground as well as easy to grasp handles for added safety. The seats can support up to 75 pound each and this set is designed for children 3 years old and above. When fully assemble the teeter totter measures 75 inches long, 24 inches wide and 22 inches high.


American Educational Metal See-Saw

Not only will your kids be able to move up and down on this teeter totter, but its unique rotating design also allows them to spin in circles. This set is made from heave duty metal frame and brightly powder coated for durability and wear resistance.

It’s recommended for children between the ages of 3 to 8 years old and a bolt can be inserted to prevent younger children from moving around in a circular motion. This teeter totter has a weight capacity of 150 pounds and easily assembled within minutes.

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Are You Buying A Seesaw, Teeter Totter or Rocker This Year?

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    • kimbesa2 profile image


      7 years ago from USA

      So cute for kids...thanks!

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      Cheryl Paton 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      These seesaws definitely look more fun and entertaining than the ones that were around when I was a kid. Charming! : )

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      7 years ago

      Our grands would certainly enjoy all these seesaws!

    • Dianne Loomos profile image

      Dianne Loomos 

      7 years ago

      Teeter-Totters have come a long way since I was a kid!

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      Evelyn Saenz 

      7 years ago from Royalton

      I find most SeeSaws or Teeter Totters to be too engineered. I think it is important for children to experience a simple board on a log and the need to adjust it depending on the weight of the children on either end. It will help them understand physical science later in life.

      There is one kind of seesaw that I do like here. It is the first one, the plastic alligator seesaw. It is difficult to find a toy that can be used by one, two or three children at the same time and that seesaw fits the bill perfectly. For toddlers and their siblings or cousins up to about 8 or 10 years old it is an ideal toy to encourage cooperative play.

      Thank you for introducing me to many new styles of seesaws.

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      7 years ago

      Wow! These are great!!

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      7 years ago

      I used to love playing on the seesaws in the school yard.

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      7 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Teeter totters and/or Seesaws have come a long way from my 'day' or even the days when MY children were small. Like a bicycle built for two, we now have Seesaws built for 2-3-4! And instead of the old wood or gray metal rides, there are all these colorful sets. Absolutely amazing! Time changes most things, but some changes are for the better, as in these delightful sets of Sewsaws! Thanks for the review.

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      7 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      nice memories


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