Sure, these still exist, but they’re plastic now. It just isn’t quite the same as the ones that got could get all rusty and possibly cut your fingers.
Remember that old jingle?
“What walks down stairs, alone or in pairs, And makes a slinkity sound?
A spring, a spring, a marvelous thing, Everyone knows it’s Slinky…
It’s Slinky, it’s Slinky, for fun it’s a wonderful toy
It’s Slinky, it’s Slinky, it’s fun for a girl and a boy”
Speaking of metal, playgrounds used to be a lot more rough-and-tumble for Boomers!
Nowadays, asphalt jungle gyms and see-saws that scorched you on hot, sunny days have been eschewed in favor of soft rubber and plastic equipment that some researchers argue are too safe.
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