See Saws


Wooden See-saws are known around the word under many different names. Sometimes spelt as one word 'Seesaw' or called a 'teeter-totter' in the United States.

In other parts of the US, it can be known as a dandle or dandle board, tilt or a tilting board, a ridey-horse or hickey-horse.

We have the Big Game Hunters solid wooden rotating see-saw - perfect for any garden. Just like the TP Spiro Hop this see saw rotates but as a wooden model, it has a more traditional aesthetic despite its modern function!

There is no hard evidence to suggest when the first seesaw was invented, although many believe it to be around the 17th century. There are no referneces to anything similar to a seesaw before the 17th century - although this doesn't necessarily mean nothing existed like it before then.

One theory is that the seesaw was created by Korean girls trapped within their courtyards who wanted to get a look at the outside world. The seesaw could have been used in the style of a catapult to flip one girl up to see over the wall.

Another early version of a seesaw could be a simple plank balanced on top of a horizontal log. We do know that for centuries children have created very simple things to play with out of items found around them. Before modern playground equipment, children would create inventive ways to have fun and play games with natural materials so this could well be where the seesaw came from.