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The Benefits of Having a Climbing Frame at Home

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I have fond memories of having great fun on the playground growing up. My sister and I used to ride our bikes to get there, and we loved climbing and playing. We used our imaginations to create all types of worlds to explore and adventures to be had.


Climbing frames have a lot of amazing benefits for kids. And having one in your own backyard is even better so the kids can go out and enjoy it anytime that they like while you can easily keep an eye on them! Here are some of the ways that climbing frames can be really beneficial to kids, and parents alike.





Promotes Imaginative Play


Kids thrive through imaginative play. There are so many benefits to learning via our own creativity and imagination. The sky's the limit to how many places we can go or the people we can be when it comes to imaginative play.


Climbing frames promote imaginative play through the many ways they can be played with and used to explore the world. They can go from being imaginary pirate ships, castles, Mt. Everest, you name it! Kids can enter their own creative world when they play on their climbing frames.


Imaginative play supports children in becoming imaginative and creative adults, which of course is a valuable life skill as well as a benefit to have in many professions.





Supports Physical Fitness


Living a healthy lifestyle includes being physically fit. And good exercise habits begin in childhood. Climbing frames promote physical fitness in a sneaky kind of way because they are fun! It’s not the same as asking a child to purposefully exercise. They are fun and enjoyable while also promoting physical fitness and development at the same time. Having fun ways to be physically active are a great way to combine exercise and fun in one.





Develops Creative Thinking


Exciting and fun climbing frames like the ones featured in these images from Fatmoose are a wonderful way to develop creative thinking. Look at the amazing colours, designs, angles and various shapes featured in the Fatmoose designs. They are so full of creativity and they promote creative thinking by allowing children to find new ways to climb, explore and play.





Improves Fine Motor Skills


In addition to improving physical fitness, climbing frames also help support children in improving their fine and gross motor skills. Children find improved fine motor movements as children use hand-eye coordination to grasp handholds and wrap their fingers around them. Climbing frames improve gross motor movements as kids scale climbing structures and engage their entire body. This makes climbing frames from Fatmoose ideal for children's developing minds and bodies.



Final Thoughts


As a kid, I always wished that we had our very own climbing frame at home. I know my sister and I would have had hours of fun, exploration and creative play on it. As well as it supporting our physical fitness. As a parent now, I see great value in having a climbing frame at home because it would allow me to watch the children while they play, knowing they are safe at home.


What other benefits are there for climbing frames? There are loads more. Let me know your thoughts in the comments!


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27 Comments


Guest
Oct 06, 2021

I totally agree with this! I grew up having one in our backyard and we certainly had lots of fun. I am planning to get one for my kids too when we move to our new home.

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Becky O'Haire
Becky O'Haire
Oct 08, 2021
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Thank you for your comment x

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Guest
Oct 06, 2021

Firstly, that climbing frame looks good. And, I agree it does feel safe to see your kids play outdoors right in front of your eyes.

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Becky O'Haire
Becky O'Haire
Oct 08, 2021
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It's definitely nice to have them playing near by x

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Guest
Oct 05, 2021

We had a climbing frame in our garden growing up and I remember we played on it a lot! Unfortunately these days I don't have a garden so we don't have a climbing frame for our daughter (although I do live near parks with amazing playgrounds), but as soon as she's big enough we'll be investing in an indoor pickler frame to support creative play.

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Becky O'Haire
Becky O'Haire
Oct 08, 2021
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That's a great idea x

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Guest
Oct 05, 2021

Agree, this is a great idea and a fab way to kids active outdoors and also limits their screen time too Mel x

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