Bounce-N-Learn Trampolines Coming to Walmart!10:44 PM
If your kids are like mine, they have probably BEGGED you for a trampoline. If you are like me, you have told them "No, they aren't safe" and totaled up how much it would raise your health insurance premiums to have several broken limbs on your medical account.
When we were asked about reviewing the Skywalker Bounce-n-Learn trampolines, however, I took one look at the concept illustrations and knew that these would be a great excuse to say "yes" to a trampoline. For one, they were much smaller than the traditional backyard sets (ours was 88" across, the largest in the series). They also came with every possible safety feature, short of wrapping your kid in bubble wrap. There was safety netting, padding on EVERY hard surface, and a netting underneath to prevent kids from crawling under. In short, I felt very secure about letting my kids get the wiggles out on this thing.
Here is a short montage of the fun we had in the first few minutes:
It took about an hour for my husband and our helpers (the kids) to get it completed. We ran into a few snafus, mainly because the kids were running off with the springs and we installed the bottom netting on the outside of the trampoline, instead of the inside. If you knew what you were doing, and didn't have to put a baby goat back into it's pen during assembly, it could take you less time. (One note, we ran into two bolts that were a bit warped, making the nuts impossible to put onto the ends. We found compatible ones on my husband's shop, but I imagine that you could contact the manufacturer if you ran into similar problems.)
This is our favorite activity at the Knerl house, right now. The 88" Bounce-n-Learn trampoline comes with everything you need to jump, jump, and jump, and kids ages 3-7 can have a blast on the thing. (Note: Our kids are nowhere near the 100 lb limit for this model. My 8 year old was able to jump comfortably with no worries -- he's 68 pounds.) Also, I was impressed with the learning function of the trampoline: a battery-operated sound box that, when installed, lets kids jump onto animal faces for fun sound effects!
These trampolines will be available at your local Walmart or online beginning Oct 1st. The pricing for each model is as follows:
38" Bounce-n-Learn Color Wheel Game - $54.99
55" Bounce-n-Learn Animal Game - $89.99
5x5 Bounce-n-Learn Color Square Game- $109.99
88" Bounce-n-Learn Animal Game - $149.99