Please read these operating instructions carefully to make sure that you are able to play with your rocker board for as long as possible and in the safest possible way. Please make sure that your rocker board does not have any external defects before you use it for the first time. Please notify us of any defect within 14 days of purchase.
Our rocker boards are toys which invite children to play in a very active way and which also provide numerous opportunities for children to move about. For this reason, children should always be supervised by adults when they are playing on a rocker board and this particularly applies to very young children.
Children must always be supervised by an adult when they are playing on a rocker board.
When a rocker board is used for the first time, it is necessary to give the child clear instructions about what may or may not be done on the rocker board.
As rocker boards have a smooth internal surface, we advise that they be used while a child is barefoot or is wearing footwear with a sturdy sole.
Always place rocker boards on a flat surface.
From the first time of use, teach children to place their hands on the rocker board while they are playing on it in a sitting or lying position.
It is always important to make sure that there is sufficient space around the rocker board, particularly if other children are present.
All our boards have been extensively tested. We recommend that children from the age of 3 balance on the boards while they are standing on them with the convex surface facing downwards. As the motor development of a child of 3 years of age is already more advanced than that of a younger child, this age is suited to the primary function of our rocker boards, which is to balance on them while standing.
In the case of one of our models (‘We Rock! Moon’), it is also possible to balance with the convex surface facing upwards. We would recommend this activity for children of 6 years of age.
Our rocker boards invite children to engage in many other forms of play and use. Despite the recommended age for the use of rocker boards while children are in a standing position, the toys are also suitable for younger children. Adult supervision is strictly necessary.
Below is a list of possible uses:
- Children can lie on the rocker board on their stomachs and rock back and forth with the convex surface facing downwards
- Children can lie on the rocker board on their stomachs with the concave surface facing downwards
- Children can rock back and forth on the rocker board from side to side or from front to back
- Children can rock back and forth on the rocker board while on their knees
- Children can rock back and forth on the rocker board while in a crouching position
- Children can rock back and forth on the rocker board while in a standing position
- Children can step across the rocker board
- Children can step on to the rocker board and walk its length, following the curvature of the board
- Children can jump over the rocker board with the concave or convex surface facing upwards
- Children can slide under the rocker board on their stomachs
- Two children at a time can rock back and forth on a rocker board
The rocker board can be used in all directions
The rocker board can be placed on its side and be used as a wall, a play corner or a hiding place. Children must never stand or sit on the rocker board when it is placed on its side.
Specific operating instructions for ‘We Rock! Moon’
When the convex surface is facing upwards, the rocker board is suitable for children from the age of 6 to balance on.
While in this position, the rocker board is by its nature unstable and children can make it balance properly when they play on it.
Cleaning and maintenance
It is best to clean your rocker board with a light damp cloth with or without a mild cleaning agent. As wood is sensitive to moisture, you must always rub the rocker board dry with a dry cloth.
Rocker boards which have a felt underlay can best be cleaned with the use of a vacuum cleaner on a low setting. Genuine wool felt is dirt repellent, so dust tends not to adhere to it. If there is a damp patch, it is necessary to pat it dry gently and not to rub it.
With very intensive use, it is recommended that a layer of oil be applied to the oiled surfaces every year. For this, you can use our ‘oil repair kit’, which is available separately.
Protection of your rocker board
Our rocker boards are made to be used in the home. It is possible to play on a rocker board outside when it is not raining, but this will result in greater wear and tear. Wood is a living material which can change when exposed to environmental factors (variations in moisture and temperature). As a result, the wood might develop small cracks or a small amount of discolouration over time.
If the rocker board becomes damp when it is being used outside, you must rub it dry with a dry cloth. Afterwards, let it dry gradually at room temperature and avoid big variations in temperature (do not place it near to a heat source!).
It is best to use rocker boards which do not have any underlay on a playmat or a carpet. If you do this, you will protect the floor or other play surface and you will also protect the rocker board from scratches and other forms of damage.
Rocker boards which have an underlay must be used with the underlay facing downwards. If you do this, you will protect the underlay and your floor.
Product dimensions: 92.5 x 37 x 19.1 cm (lxwxh)
Information about material used and certificates
Our rocker boards are made of laminated and pressed beechwood which is sourced from sustainably managed forests (FSC certified).
The process of CE accreditation investigates whether our rocker boards comply with the following European guidelines:
- Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 18 June 2009 on the safety of toys (the ‘toy directive’)
- EN 71-1 (mechanical and physical properties and also design), EN 71-2 (flammability) and EN 71-3 (migration of certain elements such as e.g. heavy metals) also apply
The products which we use to treat (oil) and clad (felt) our rocker boards also satisfy the requirements of these European directives.
The felt used is 100% wool felt with the ökotex 100 label.
Do you still have any questions about our rocker boards? If so, do not hesitate to contact us:
Registered tradename: We Rock!
Contact address: Het Steeke 8, 2330 Merksplas
Contact point (tel): +32 14 89 41 43
We Rock is not liable for material or immaterial damage caused by the use of our rocker boards.
As our toy invites children to move around, it must always be used under the supervision of an adult.
All our models are a product of We Rock! and our trademark, models and innovations are registered with the European Union Intellectual Property Office.
We Rock! is a registered and protected tradename and logo.