Thursday, September 4, 2014

Monkey Bars



Today's picture shows children playing on Monkey Bars. The picture was taken in 1942, but it looks just like my memory of the playground at school in the 1960's. These monkey bars were great fun, and there was no limit to what you could do on them.

4 comments:

  1. When I was growing up in the late 1940s, early to mid 1950s, we called this the Jungle Gym. The Monkey Bars were a series of bars, parallel with each other far enough apart and high enough off the ground that you had to swing from one to the other while reaching. The whole idea was to not put your feet on the ground as you made your way straight across from one support piece to the other one maybe five feet away, sort of like going from tree limb to tree limb.

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  2. Monkey bars...there's a term I've not heard in some decades. Like the sand box below, they've vanished from playgrounds.

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  3. Yes the school has liability. The easy way to deal with the danger is to eliminate it. The cause of the demise is the your legal system.

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  4. People seem to blame childhood obesity on what we eat, but I think we need to bring back recess and playgrounds.

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