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Stilts

The Stilts are a playground classic that appeal to children time and time again. Stilts have a basic play message of, balance without touching the ground. The Stilts invite jumping or balancing from one side to the other. They can also be used as individual seats and cater for meeting and exchanging. The Stilts invite children who are less confident at balancing, due to the carved in foot-steps and angled posts, children can lean to the side to regain balance. When moving from stilt to stilt, children train their proprioception and sense of balance which are fundamental skills in confidently managing body movements. Crossing the Stilts with friends encourages children to practise taking it in turns and cooperation, which are important social-emotional skills which help with the ability to form friendship and relate to peers.