These logs become balance beams, dinosaurs, airplanes, serpents, locomotives…anything children can imagine. The logs are carefully chosen by species to be both non toxic and resistant to rot. Over time they become opportunities to learn about the cycle of life and their lifespan in the natural playground is the same as a traditional play structure…at 1/100th the cost. This product ships with all ocular impact hazards removed.
Motor: Eye-Hand Coordination, Core Strength, Upper Body Strength, Balance, Coordination, Crossing at the Midline, Motor Planning
Cognitive: Problem-Solving, Focus, Attention
Social/Emotional: Parallel, Joint or Cooperative Play, Turn-Taking, Self-Regulation
Communication: Expressive and Receptive Language
The fallen log is open to so many opportunities. It enhances balance, coordination, motor planning and climbing, as well as providing opportunities for open ended dramatic play while offering vestibular, proprioceptive, and tactile input. The hope is that eventually the fallen log becomes a rotten log (in 15 years) and provides a set of scientific activities.
Log clusters are a unique feature that can act as a retaining wall, a path border, a gathering space, and a physical challenge all at once. Built from natural hardwood logs, log clusters offer versatile play opportunities that range from balancing and leaping, to gathering as a team, to quiet exploration of the shapes and textures of the logs. For maximum play value, combine your log cluster with a hill and diverse woody shrubs. Choose from some of our sample layouts or make your own combination choices of our four versions to create something unique for your space!
Log borders are a natural way to separate your surfacing while providing balancing opportunities for children. Nature’s Instruments log borders are sold by the linear foot and are available in cedar and hardwood. Barrier-free log borders are also available to allow for accessible entrances between your surfacing.
Nature’s Instruments planter boxes keep plants safe from trampling, and allow gardening at a height that is accessible for children of different ages and stages. All edges are rounded to prevent splinters, and there is no exposed hardware.
Perfect for infant and toddler playgrounds, the Log Tunnel is made from a solid hardwood log and ships at a 30″-36″ diameter at a length of 30″-36″. We offer a public and private installation versions of this component. Larger tunnels are available as a custom item, please contact us for pricing information.