The Best Pikler Triangle For Kids
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 Lily & River’s made in the USA Climbing Triangle and Ramp Sets!
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 play equipment designed specifically for children to gain independence, the made in the USA brand, Lily & River, 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 comes in two wood options: Birch Wood or Bamboo and has the option to be used with a ramp and/or rock climbing wall.
Unlike playground equipment that can often be too big (or too germy) for babies, Lily & River’s version measures in at only 24.5 inches high when open. It also boasts a weight capacity of 90 lbs, which means it’s a 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 optional ramps, 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 Lily & River Climber can also be used as a fort, reading nook, ladder, obstacle course component, and more!
Bonus: It can be used indoor and out and you can fold it up for easy storage!
Ranging from $350 to $578.95
Available in more colors
Ranging from $419.95 to $628.95
Available in more colors
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