Sideways Tree Climber
Age Group: All Ages
Sideways trees are used as climbers, and are a great way to add a natural artistic feature to your playground. This item requires installation and will require an impact rated safety surface.
Sensory Processing: Auditory, Tactile, Visual, Proprioceptive, Vestibular
Motor: Hand-Eye Coordination, Core Strength, Upper Body Strength, Balance, Coordination, Crossing at the Midline, Motor Planning
Cognitive: Problem-Solving, Focus, Memory, Attention
Social/Emotional: Parallel, Joint or Cooperative Play, Turn-Taking, Self-Regulation
Communication: Expressive and Receptive Language
Children can climb, hang, balance, jump, and cruise around on this component. It provides great opportunities for children to work on core strength and motor planning, as well as opportunities for balance and coordination, proprioceptive processing and improving motor planning skills. It is also great practice for the coordination of the upper and lower extremities. The bark on the tree provides a tactile experience, and children can drape fabric across the branches to act as a fort, providing nice social and dramatic play opportunities. The fort can also provide a quiet space for children who need assistance with self-regulation.