Ekorre – Our best toy

Both our families have gymnastic rings at home for the kids to play with.
(Top left and middle right – its Viola at Jennys house – the other photo’s are from my appartment).
We even have a pair at our cottage.
I want to say that we could throw out all the toys and just keep theese and my kids would still be happy.
They play with them first thing when they wake up, all day until bedtime.
And all the other kids that come and visit can’t stop moving around when they see them.

Della has great control over her body and part of it I think comes from using the rings every day.
Beppe is only 16 months but he takes the skateboard to be able to reach the rings.
Imagine all the training for them!

We bought these at IKEA – they are called Ekorre.

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Jivin Sister Fannyreply
April 19, 2011 at 07:04 AM

Those things were my favorite at gym class! I consider buying it for our place now!

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jelly roll fabricreply
April 19, 2011 at 10:04 AM

Never had those as a child… but they seem like a great idea. Been a big fan of the blog for a while – first time posting. Keep up the great work… I love your writing.

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Jenny Brandtreply
April 19, 2011 at 11:04 AM

Vilken underbar bild på Della!

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Isabellereply
April 19, 2011 at 09:04 PM
– In reply to: Jenny Brandt

Yeah buy it! It is truly a great thing.
And thanks jen!

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joreply
April 20, 2011 at 08:04 PM

I love her room, did you paint that wall, or is it wallpaper? I want to make one like that for my boys :-)

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Tracyreply
April 21, 2011 at 05:04 AM

I have been thinking about buying those for awhile now. Are they pretty sturdy? Do they require any special hanging instructions? I am worried about them coming out of the ceiling, while me kids are hanging upside down on them!

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Isabellereply
April 22, 2011 at 06:04 PM
– In reply to: Tracy

Well i have hung then in several different homes. You can buy ekorre attachments to the cieling. Wich you screw With 4 screws.
I think its very sturdy but I dont know about Your cieling.
We allways hang in them, both me and My hubby, just to test them.
I dont worry and somerimes i put an extra madrass under them.

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ilsereply
April 24, 2011 at 09:04 PM

It’s a pitty the Ekorre swing isn’t being sold any more.
Wanted to buy one last year and they were out off stock. Now I even can’t find the swing anymore on the Ikea site. Probably out of range, I guess.

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Jenreply
May 02, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Oh, I wish we could get our hands on these.

Could you tell me is that wallpaper in the last photo? I absolutely love the colour range and graphic pattern.

I love your blog from Vancouver Canada.

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Vitaliyreply
December 11, 2014 at 11:12 PM

All pleasures in 1 room. great! but is it room only for girls? I see the pink carpet)

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Isabelle McAllisterreply
December 12, 2014 at 10:12 PM
– In reply to: Vitaliy

Why is it only for girls? Because of the color pink? I think all colors are for all kids. It no such thing as a girl or a BOY color. I think thats something grown ups has made up for selling stuff not how it naturally are! Pink are a great color for everyone!

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