7 Elements of Play No. 1

Today’s feature in the 7 Elements of Play – Climbing!

Benefits of climbing on the playground:

  1. Climbing increases muscle tone and strength in both fine and gross motor movements.
  2. The act of climbing sharpens visual perception and motor skills as they decide where to place a foot or hand to move up or down.
  3. Climbing develops the vestibular system, which takes in information and sends it to the brain, which in turn sends out a signal to help with balance.
  4. Climbing develops motor fitness like agility, speed, coordination, and balance.
  5. Problem-solving and decision-making skills are also enhanced through climbing.
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