The Mini Twister's vertical rope attracts children to play, rotate and climb to the top, and the fun of rotating makes them return for more again and again. The Twister provides play for children of different ages encouraging social play across different age groups. When climbing to the top, down and around, pushing and pulling the twister, and then jumping off, children develop their motor skills, balance, muscle strength, and bone density. The cooperation and negotiation of who does what to spin the twister net trains social-emotional skills such as turn-taking, tolerance, and empathy. This is a playful way to train important life skills.