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Developing Balance and Coordination with Swingy

Developing Balance and Coordination with Swingy

Balance and coordination is a skill that can be hard for kids to develop if they aren’t born with a natural affinity for it – especially for city kids like mine who don’t have a back yard with a swing set or trampoline or trees to climb. So when I was asked if I wanted to try out Swingy – which is just launching on Kickstarter today – I was happy to agree!

Developing Balance and Coordination with Swingy

The Swingy balance boards have sensors on the bottom that connect with your tablet or smartphone so that you can play ping pong with your feet! The ball moves faster and faster as you go along. Forest fruits give lives, increase the size of the ball or sliders, or decrease the size of the ball. Hit an animal and the ball or sliders will shrink or the ball will speed up, making the game more challenging. The kids find this game to be a lot of fun, and it makes great at-home date night entertainment, too! Here is a short video of Johnny (7 years old) and Lily (6 years old) playing together:

The balance boards are made out of high quality wood that can hold up to 300 lbs. It is covered in a non-slip coating, so traction is not a problem. One of the Kickstarter options is to get a family set of two sets of Swingy boards so that two kids can play at the same time. My kids have successfully shared our single set by using the two boards as individual balance boards, where one child controls one paddle and the other controls the other. Teamwork! I also see a lot of room for more apps with different games for children of all ages to play!

The Swingy is good, clean, active family fun that is perfect for a rainy or cold winter day. I look forward to watching this company grow!

MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

11 thoughts on “Developing Balance and Coordination with Swingy”

  1. What an interesting idea, I’ll go check it out because I’m wondering what the weight limits are with my boys rapidly approaching 100 pounds.

    1. Hi Ticia. This is Niko, one of the founders of Swingy. Yes, the Swingy can hold up to 300 pounds. We also have special adult designs available on Kickstarter. Please take a look if you find one you like. We would love to bring this project to life and you can help make it happen. Thank you. Niko

  2. Natalie PlanetSmartyPants

    I am impressed that Lily and Johnny made it work together! A very clever gadget too, hope that they will have a successful launch.

    1. Hi Natalie. This is Niko, one of the founders of Swingy. Thank you for your kind words. Since you like our product, I wanted to remind you that you can order one for a super early bird price on Kickstarter. This also helps us bring the whole project to life. Thank you for helping us. Niko

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