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Missing See-Saws by David Gaston

Traditional See-Saws have seemed to be losing popularity on playgrounds. 

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As we encourage our children to use cooperation, I remember a see-saw as the ultimate cooperation test.  Anyone else remember the trust of getting on and off a see-saw?  A good friend would set it down nice and easy for you and bad friend would jump off and leave you to slam to the ground.  See-Saws were also perfect balance exercises.  I remember running up one side, down the other and balancing the beam in between?

Is it time to bring it back?

Photo Courtesy of OregonLive at Washington Park - Portland

Photo Courtesy of OregonLive at Washington Park - Portland