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Climbing Clever

How novel movement patterns benefit brains

Did you know that climbing can make us clever? Not only is climbing an essential and fun developmental activity for children to strengthen motor skills and muscles, but it also connects body and mind. Find out how by reading the KOMPAN Play Institute's latest research on the benefits of novel movement on the brain.

Download our white paper to discover:

  • An understanding of the link between motor skills and cognitive development

  • A description of popularity among different age and user groups

  • 5 important features for 'climbing clever' playground equipment

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5 important features for climbing clever units

  1. Present age-appropriate novelty to the children, so that new ways of moving benefit working memory skills.

  2. Offer graduated challenges and multiple pathways to extend play and develop skills.

  3. Feature entry points and ground-level activities accessible for children of all abilities.

  4. Enable the movement and coordination of multiple body parts at once.

  5. Have meeting points and social spaces in the climbing equipment.

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