Climbing Frame Benefits
Benefits of climbing frames and garden play equipment
Every child is different and all children develop at different speeds to their peers both emotionally, intellectually and also physically. Whilst every child has different needs, there are some generic benefits of using outdoor play equipment. These advantages have shaped the play equipment designed and manufactured by Selwood Products and sold by Climbing Frames UK.
Outdoor play is crucial to a child’s development. During their first two years, children love to move around, and while it may be troublesome at times for a parent (especially when walking around a busy supermarket!), this new found movement is important as they are constantly developing their motor skills and building their core strength. We sell baby swings that are ideal for infants and children, so they too can enjoy the playset with their siblings.
When a child is fully confident with moving, the next step is climbing. Our frames are designed for children aged three plus, so naturally we have adapted our designs to suit young adventurers. We have rounded hand grips on ladders so small hands can grasp them easily and we have made sure there are no protruding fixings on the frames so they are as safe as possible. Many of our frames feature a slatted rock wall which offers the best of both worlds to little climbers enabling the fun of our easy to grip climbing rocks, and the security of a slatted ladder so they can ascend a descend safely. We always use tough plastic for our climbing rocks to ensure children are safe and comfortable, as ceramic style rocks can cause abrasions - they're great for professional climbers, horrible for our kids.
Come four or five years old, a child’s confidence is growing rapidly and they will start to need more opportunities to progress to be a mature climber. Don’t worry, we’ve got it all sorted. Our range of products includes large play decks which children can access via rung ladders, rope ladders and more challenging solid rock walls.Our sets that feature solid rock walls also include a rung ladder to ensure younger children, or those with less confident siblings or friends always have another, easier option to access the play deck and the slide.
At this age, children are eager to learn and very confident in their abilities. Although they are willing to tackle greater challenges, they need to do so without compromising their safety. Opportunities that challenge children to discover more about themselves and their environment also help them to develop intellectually. You should therefore choose a climbing frame that will suit your child when they are older, giving them plenty of room to ‘grow into it’. Our playsets all include large play decks, and come in a selection of deck heights, including 1.2m (4ft) and 1.5m (5ft) variations.
Between six and seven, children are growing fast and need to be active. Climbing Frames UK has not only got a superb range of products designed to help kids develop their strength and co-ordination as well as complement your frame. We have monkey bars, trapeze bars, solid rock walls and fireman poles.
Children at this age are also developing their sense of reasoning and imagination as well as their special awareness. A climbing frame gives kids the opportunity to let their imaginations run wild. Maybe the climbing frame is a den where thieves can stash their hoard of gems? Perhaps it is a dragon’s cave with mountains of treasure piled high? We offer playhouses, serving counters, cabins and a selection of novelty accessories which help stimulate and maintain their imaginative games.
Needless to say, children grow to be more sociable with age. One of our play systems will create the perfect environment for kids to meet new friends, get to know one another and have a fabulous time. It’s also the best place for younger children to explore and learn about their environment. There are new textures, sounds and smells outdoors – all of which will keep youngsters occupied for hours, even if they're just sitting drawing on our fantastic chalk wall.
No matter what your child’s needs, skills, preferences or abilities (and your budget), Climbing Frames UK will be able to provide you with a frame which will tick all the boxes and look wonderful in your garden. Our sales team will be happy to help you decide which product to choose so you can give your children a long-lasting outdoor toy and a healthy, happy childhood.