The Wooden Pikler Climbing Triangle is great fun for adventurous little climbers, allowing children to learn and navigate at their own pace. Our Pikler triangle helps children to explore their bodies as well as learn boundaries and provides a channel to express their climbing needs. It also plays a vital role in developing gross motor skills, agility and physical strength as well as encouraging free movement and free play.
Built to last, our UK designed and made Climbing Triangle will last a generation.
Made using our beautiful, naturally dyed eco-friendly wooden panel and sustainable Beechwood wooden rungs.
Easy to clean and with Beechwood known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties, you can be assured your Pikler Climbing Triangle will maintain it’s quality for many years.
Simple to assemble and folds for easy storage when not in use, the Climbing Triangle is a great addition to any play area.
10 in stock
Wooden Pikler Triangle UK made using FSC and PEFC certified timber, all materials are responsibly sourced and assembled by hand. Our coloured panels are made using material that would otherwise go to landfill and manufactured in a plant using energy generated from self-generated waste biofuel.
Simple to assemble and folds easily for storage when not in use.
The Pikler Triangle, a concept originally developed by Dr. Emmi Pikler to help children to discover their own physical boundaries and develop their confidence, offers a contemporary take on a tried and tested classic.
Enabling children to climb and balance in a safe indoors setting gives them the opportunity to truly test and develop their agility and develop their gross motor skills.
Ideal for when outdoor play is not possible, the Pikler Triangle, UK made, indoor climbing frame for toddlers offers similar experiences to those offered by larger outdoor play equipment.
For the smaller explorer, our Baby Climbing Frame is an ideal introduction with a reduced level of challenge.
Why Pikler Triangle is beneficial for so many aspects of early years development
Why the Pikler Triangle, originally developed by Dr. Emmi Pikler, still stands strong today more than 100 years after the first designs.
Perfect for children of all ages to explore their abilities as well as discover their limitations in an indoor safe environment, the benefits of the Pikler Climbing Triangle spans across several of the EYFS areas of learning.
Ideal for when outdoor play is not possible and suitable for up to a couple of children at a time.
Gross motor and physical development
The most obvious is the physical aspect of play possible using a Climbing Triangle.
From a young age, a child’s grip reflex develops and when they start moving and crawling, it is not long before their instinct to climb kicks in.
A strong and natural survival instinct, the desire to climb and push physical boundaries is essential for children to help them develop their gross motor skills.
When given the opportunity to play with a Climbing Triangle, even when not confident with their balance, children will grasp the climbing bars and begin an upward climb. As parents and carers, and as part of supervised play, it is important to keep an eye on a child’s risk-taking whilst keeping a distance to allow independent discovery.
As more and more attempts are made, confidence, strength and gross motor skills develop.
Balance and Coordination
Once confident and familiar with simple gripping and clambering, the next step is to take increasingly brave steps.
This can take many forms including jumping from the first, second or third rung or standing at the top and shouting “I’m the king/queen of the Castle!”.
The sense of accomplishment and achievement is clearly visible which only spawns more confidence to explore the world further. Having had the buzz of being so high, on a tricky piece of apparatus, confidence in their own ability starts to become hard-wired.
Beyond the obvious physical benefits mentioned above, another reason why our Wooden Pikler Triangle is beneficial lies in the imaginative play opportunities.
Once familiar with the clambering and climbing aspects of a Pikler Triangle, children will often start exploring their imagination.
A climbing triangle suddenly becomes a snow-capped mountain to explore or a castle to storm. Climbing underneath, they are in a cave or dragons den.
With the addition of a blanket and some lights, a Pikler Triangle becomes a cosy reading corner, hiding place or quiet space to practice mindfulness.
As well as solo play, another reason why Pikler Triangle play can be great is when friends join in. After all, storming a castle or going exploring is better done with an accomplice.
Developing their own role-playing games, problem-solving and cooperation skills as well as speaking and listening, the climbing triangle serves as a great focal point for both solo and joint play sessions.
|Dimensions||80 × 54 × 65 cm|
Beech, Birch Ply, Coloured Timber Panel, Stainless Steel
Blue, Natural wood
80cm x 15cm x 54cm