When designing climbing opportunities for your climbing playground, good rope-based equipment can provide a graduated challenge that is unique to each climb.
A well-designed rope course or climbing playground can provide a challenge for all ages and abilities.
Health Benefits of a Climbing Playground
Children can use them to a level that suits. By emphasising movement, you help develop a child’s motor skills, coordination, balance and perceptions.
By introducing a climbing playground into your play space has so many health benefits.
- Hand, eye & feet coordination
- Builds confidence
- Builds self-esteem
- Strengthens muscles
- Endurance & flexibility
Climbing is an activity that engages the whole body, it improves balance and coordination and contributes to a child’s decision-making skills.
Legislation, electronic games and over-protective parents have all contributed to a very different play environment for children today. It is important when designing and creating a play area, that we are still challenging children’s imagination and provide ample opportunity for risk-taking. When creating ‘manageable risk’ we allow children to develop their ability to assess challenges and in turn, this helps to create independent adults.
When designing a suitable play space for children it is important to emphasise active play involving climbing and movement.
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