Pikler Climbing Frames
What is a Pikler Climbing Frame?
The Pikler Triangle Climbing Frame is a classic wooden climbing structure. It’s a strong, stable, lightweight and beautiful wooden play product that also looks magnificent in the home. The Pikler brings us back to the fundamentals of childhood and it allows our children the opportunity to play, create and discover the world around them, at a pace that is unique and makes sense to them as an individual.
Climbing frames offer sensory and motor develop opportunities not found with traditional ‘toys’ and they allow your child to reach new heights and milestones in their own time and in a safe environment. They allow your child to develop many skills, including grasping, standing, playing, climbing, building strength and developing confidence with each and every interaction.
A Pikler is fantastic for toddlers wanting to climb, since it’s challenging but doesn’t offer any real danger. Ideally a child will use a Pikler with no adult intervention, (this is very different to a lack of adult supervision!!) meaning your toddler will have the opportunity to test his/her skills and build their confidence through trial and error, essentially learning how to move safely on their own.
A 9 month old left to his own imagination, will use a Pikler Frame in a very different way to a 3 yr old.
At 4 months of age, the Pikler can be used as a baby gym by simply hanging toys and objects from the rungs of the frame. (please ensure you follow safety guidelines when attaching Play gym objects)
At 9months of age, your little ones are often still finding their feet, so they will use the Pikler to pull-up and lean on. You may find you little one ‘gliding’ in and around the base of the triangle.
As your child’s skill set and imagination grows, so too does the way in which they will engage with their Pikler.
At 2 years of age, you may find your little one climbing half way up and half way down again, sliding between the bars, or simply using the frame as a fun new play space or reading nook.
By about age 3, (earlier or later depending on where the individual child has prioritised their gross development) you will find your child starting to experiment with climbing over the Pikler. Again, without adult intervention or encouragement, your child will only go as far as they are comfortable and confident, ensuring their chances of a tumble are slim. Whilst it is important not to intervene, it is just as important to support your toddlers successes as well as their failures.
Australia-Owned Pikler Climbing Triangle
Inspired by the original designs of Emmi Pikler, My Happy Helpers’ range of Pikler Climbing Frames are some of the most versatile and useful items for developing your child’s gross motor skills. The Pikler Triangle frames we have for sale are suitable from 6+ months, right through until about age 7 years. Like all of our products, our climbing frames have been weight limit tested by SGS Global Testing Laboratories.
Whether it’s pulling up, gliding, climbing or imaginative play, My Happy Helpers’ Pikler Triangle Range ensures you are giving a gift that continually develops age appropriate skills. For more information on Pikler Safety, please read our blog.
Why you should buy a Pikler triangle
The Pikler climbing triangle is popular in Australia for its versatility, the enjoyment it brings to little ones across the country, and the science behind the climbing frame. Inspired by Pikler’s theory of child development, in which children should move freely and develop at their own pace, and parents don’t put them into positions they wouldn’t be able to handle themselves, the Pikler triangle allows kids to learn how to move their bodies and climb independently.
The size of the climbing triangle is relatively compact and is great for indoor use, so you can easily watch as your children explore the steps and hit development milestones when they are mentally and physically ready.
Explore our Pikler range of Wooden climbing triangles
My Happy Helpers are committed to providing Australian families with affordable and safe toys. If you would like to buy a Pikler triangle and are interested in the different types of the Pikler triangle we have for sale, browse our selection or email our team to learn more about the products.