Why Are Monkey Bars Called Monkey Bars?

Monkey bars, also known as playground bars or climbing frames, are named that way because they were originally created to replicate the jungle gyms that monkeys swing on in the wild. The bars are designed to let children exercise their physical and mental agility by swinging and climbing across the bars in order to challenge themselves and their coordination.

This is how the nickname “Monkey Bars” came about, and it has stuck ever since.

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