We have several different types of ladders available for play in our gym including the rung ladder, the rope ladders, and the step ladder. Climbing enhances body awareness, body scheme, motor planning and bilateral coordination – providing proprioceptive input with climbing & the rope ladder also provides a vestibular component with the movement of the rope when climbing it. Encourages reciprocal movements, muscle strengthening, turn taking, pretend play, and problem resolution.
Uses the child’s body weight & gravity to provides proprioceptive feedback to his joints, helping the child coordinate his movements and work toward increasingly complex motor planning events. The swinging also provides proprioceptive input from the movement. Encourages overcoming fear of heights, arm & leg coordination, peer interaction,, turn taking, cooperation/problem resolution and meeting new friends.
The Jump & Play Island is ideal for group participation and increases spatial awareness while providing a great deal of proprioceptive input. In addition, it increases balance and motor planning as children walk around it or maneuver in and out of the middle
As a hammock, it provides vestibular input with increased pressure offering a calming effect. The three- or four-point hookup increases the challenge by allowing clients to climb through the layers. Or, it can provide a calming tent-like space. This swing is great for developing body awareness and addressing motor planning skills.
Steamroller Ramp with Ladder
It offers sensory stimulation, heavy work, bilateral coordination and motor planning all in one.
Rock Walls are great ways to give kids of all ages a challenge, providing opportunities to work on motor planning for knowing which rock to grab or step on next and for strengthening muscles all over the body. This activity can be modified by placing items to be retrieved or making the incline more or less steep. Good for proprioceptive input and providing social & learning opportunities when completed with peers. Encourages turn taking, cooperation, and imaginative play.
The Ball pit is a great places for children to have fun, learn to relax and are a multi-sensory environment. Ball pits have been awakening people who are developmentally delayed, neurologically involved or living with birth disorders such as autism. They are also known to have the opposite effect on those who require relaxation.
Bucket swing: for younger children that require more support; encourages core strength, stability, and grasp strength. Regular playground swing: gives older children opportunity to use their motor planning skills to pump their legs back and forth & core and leg strengthening. Tire swing: great for orbital vestibular input & motor planning to get legs in and out. These swings are great opportunities for vestibular input and can provide proprioceptive input if used in different position.
Our slide is tall which allows for fast movement for vestibular sensory input as well as bumps that give a sense of proprioceptive input while moving down the slide. Builds up core strength and stability & encourages body awareness and self regulation. A child has to be aware of his/her environment so that no one is injured which assists in safety awareness too. You can also practice transitioning into various play positions such as hands and knees, lying on the stomach/back, sitting, scooting, etc. to slide down safely.
This part of the playscape allows children to explore their play and imaginative skills with peers using the telescope and house like features. Children can learn to take turns, create new ways to play, telling stories, and practice meeting new friends using this piece of equipment.
The Magnetic wall is a great place for little ones to cruise and practice walking back and forth from board to board. Also provide opportunities for various other activities such as tall kneeling for strengthening and balance and placing the magnets above the child to encourage range of motion for arms. Encourages learning, language skills, fine motor skills, and sensory experiences, sorting/identifying colors and shapes, visual stimulation, opportunity to share and take turns with peers.
Bolster Swing can be used in a variety of ways to challenge postural and balance reactions. It is a great way to provide vestibular input for linear or orbital movements. The activity can be modified by adding cognitive and language components. This activity can promote social interaction such as peer cooperation, problem resolution, meeting new friends, etc.