The rocking chair reminds many people of a calmer time, and old-fashioned relaxation. Rockers have been around for a long time – no one knows how long, but they were mentioned in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1787. It’s probably that these classic pieces of furniture originated in America or in England as a kind of garden chair. The first models were undoubtedly homemade, since rocking chairs didn’t start being built by furniture companies until around 1800. Rockers are known from at least the 1740s in Sweden and England. Swedish rocking chairs had six legs with an extra long rocker and were usually black and gold. English versions looked like a standard chair, with rockers added onto the bottom. Now available in all styles, rocking chairs are still available all over the world, in a variety of materials. You can get rocking chairs in wicker, metal, plastic, and of course, the familiar wooden rocking chair.
Children can enjoy rocking chairs right alongside their parents. Child size rocking chairs designed for safety and fun are easy to acquire. You can get a wooden rocking chair for kids in the same style as traditional adult rocking chairs, and in a wide range of colors. For very little ones, toddler rockers are available for sale. These chairs have special kid-safe paint, for when those little ones like to chew, rounded corners to prevent accidents, and a low seat so that toddlers can touch the ground when they rock.
There are traditionally shaped children’s rocking chairs in every theme you could think of. From pirate themes to fire trucks, princess themes (with cushions and lacy skirting) to tea parties, there’s nothing your child can dream up that you can’t find. A rocking chair with your child’s favorite theme will increase the joy that he or she will get out this comfortable classic. It could be a favorite story time seat, or a place for watching birds and animals through the window. In a child size rocking chair, children can enjoy time with their families.
Another classic children’s favorite is wooden rocking horses. Little ones have spent many hours rocking away on their horses, lost in their own imaginations. These days, they’re not just limited to horses. There are wooden train engine rockers, boats, carriages, fire engines, airplane and motorcycles. Children can play and imagine on themed rockers that will enhance their playtime.
Wooden rockers, finished with safe, non-toxic materials, are best for children’s toys and relaxation. Child’s wooden rocking chair or rocking horse will last for decades to come, and can be handed down to your grandchildren someday. Rocking chairs built especially to fit children let them feel comfortable and secure, because their feet can touch the floor. Cozy and safe children’s rocking chairs are the best way to share this classic comfort. Let your child rock alongside you and enjoy a story book in a new child size wooden rocking chair. An old fashioned rocking chair will give you and your child enjoyment for many years to come.