Indoor Active Play With The Pikler Triangle by Sprout
Wondering what a Pikler Triangle is and why it’s so beneficial for your tot’s cognitive and physical development? In this article, we look at the history of the Pikler triangle, the developmental benefits and share why we love Sprout’s made in the USA Climbing Triangle and Ramp Set!
It’s hard to believe that something as simple as a wooden triangular frame can do so much for a baby’s cognitive and physical development and yet – the concept of the Pikler triangle has been praised by early learning educators for over 100 years.
Developed by Hungarian pediatrician, Dr Emmi Pikler, and widely used by the Montessori community, the minimalist triangular climbing structure was designed to encourage babies and toddlers to gain confidence, stability and strength at their own pace.
Benefits of Pikler Triangles for Babies and Kids
- Enhances gross motor development
- Increases spatial awareness
- Provides vestibular stimulation (for learning about balance)
- Strengthens limbs
- Promotes proprioceptive learning (physical self-awareness)
- Enables open-ended play
No strangers to creating modern, minimalist and non-toxic furniture designed specifically for children to gain independence, the made in the USA brand, Sprout, has won our hearts with their Pikler-inspired Climbing Triangle and Ramp Set. Suitable for use from infancy – first as a toy bar for babies to lie under and look at then as a frame for babies to pull themselves up on and then as a tower for toddlers to climb and conquer, this versatile must-have playroom piece is made from smooth baltic birch plywood, maple wood and non-toxic finishes.
Unlike playground equipment that can often be too big (or too germy) for babies, Sprout’s version measures in at only 30 inches high when open. It also boasts a weight capacity of 150 lbs, which means it’s an extra safe space for multiple babies and/ or toddlers to explore when they’re ready as well as a great toy for both independent and social play. When used with the included double-sided ramp, you’ll be able to offer your tot even more ways to climb, crawl and slide!
While it’s core purpose is to build the confidence babies and toddlers need to climb, balance and problem solve, the Sprout Climbing Triangle can also be used as a fort, reading nook, ladder, obstacle course component, and more!
Bonus: Cleverly engineered with Click Lock Technology, you can fold it up for easy storage, while knowing that it’s also kid-safe and anti-tip.
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