If we could bottle up even half the amount of energy that kids have, we could put Starbucks out of business. Kids love playing, jumping, and bouncing off the walls, and we’re all for it. Anything that encourages active play is a great thing, and that’s why every parent will want to pick up Beach House’s Antsy Pants Balancing Beam and Tumbling Mat for their home.

The Antsy Pants Gym Balancing Beam is made for kids ages 3 and up. It looks like a balancing beam you’d see gymnasts doing tricks on, but this one is perfectly kid-friendly. While typical gym beams are rock solid, this one is soft enough that kids won’t get hurt if they take a tumble. It’s sturdy enough for little bodies to stand on, but it has squish to it, making it safe to jump on.

It promotes coordination and balance, and also boosts creativity. Not only can kids practice gymnastics and exercises on it—which is particularly handy during cold winter months when kids are stuck indoors—but they can also use it to play imaginative games, such as the household classic: don’t step on the lava. It also has hook-and-loop ends that easily attach to other balance beams and gym mats. A single balancing beam is 48 by 6.7 by 3.5 inches. If families own multiple Antsy Pants mats and beams, they can connect them to make even larger areas to play.

The Antsy Pants Tumbling Mat is a multi-colored, padded gym mat, recommended for kids ages 4 and up. When it’s completely opened up, it covers a large surface of 30 by 77 in. It feels like a firm foam mat, sturdy enough to stand on but with enough cushioning to protect kids while they’re jumping and tumbling.

Like the balancing beam, the tumbling mat is incredibly versatile. Kids can use it to practice gymnastics and do tricks, and adults can even use it to work out at the gym or at home. It has handles for transportation and it’s easy to wipe down if it needs to be cleaned. It can also be used as a surface for kids to lie on while watching TV or playing on the floor. Not only can the Velcro strip at the end be used to connect multiple mats to make it longer, but if kids only own one mat, they can attach both ends of the mat to each other to create a makeshift fort. And when kids are done using it, it folds up for compact storage and is flat enough to slide under a bed, or possibly a couch.

The Antsy Pants Balancing Beam and Tumbling Mat will give kids a safe space to burn off all their energy with jumping jacks, somersaults, and tumbles galore!

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Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.