Natural climbing structures
Calling all young mountaineers
Perhaps it is something in our deep past, but the desire to find and summit natural climbing structures is instinctive. So instinctive that it is an integral part of developing the proprioceptive system – the neurons that flash signals to give you a sense of movement and body position. It’s a sort of built-in gyroscope system that keeps us from falling over. Using their own body weight to help build arm and leg muscles helps children be active in other ways – skills like kicking a ball or running both draw on the child’s ability to balance and move freely. Through natural climbing, the limbs are telling the brain what they are capable of so that any future activity is assessed, even if it is unrelated to clambering up a rope net, for example, lifting and carrying a bucket of sand. Training this cross-coordination skill also helps children in learning to read.
The desire to climb starts even before a child can walk, but it only reaches effective proficiency by the time the child is of school age. A tree with low-hanging branches, an obvious natural climbing structure, is a great temptation to your average 6-year-old. With unique Robinia climbing structures like the Tree Climber, or the challenging Six-sided climbing structure, they can enjoy the same rewards of a sense of achievement and a growing self-esteem.
Robinia climbing structures work equally well in urban and rural locations. In a park, close to trees the natural wood equipment blends in seamlessly with the landscape, while in a city, the natural climbing structures offer a welcome respite from concrete.
Robinia natural climbing equipment can be placed in numerous ways – alone, together, in an obstacle course and to complement many other Robinia structures like our nature themed play. Let your imagination inspire you!
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