9 Piece Obstacle Course
Age Group: Preschool
Obstacle courses are a great addition to any playground! They’re easy to install, provide enormous play value, engage children with nature and provide a challenging gross motor activity that encourages cooperation and collaboration.
Sensory Processing: Auditory, Tactile, Visual, Proprioceptive, Vestibular
Motor: Core Strength, Balance, Coordination, Crossing at the Midline, Motor Planning
Cognitive: Problem-Solving, Focus, Memory, Attention, Comprehension
Social/Emotional: Parallel, Joint or Cooperative Play, Turn-Taking, Self-Regulation
Communication: Expressive and Receptive Language
Nature’s Instruments Obstacle Course is made of a mix of stumps and logs. The stumps are a variety of heights, offering opportunities for motor planning, balance and control. The proprioceptive engagement assists in the success of the activity and supports self-regulation goals. There is a social aspect to open-ended courses that allows children to play together by engaging in elaborate games or focusing on the physical element as they play parallel to one another.