NRO811

Rope Bridge

The Rope Bridge, with its classic appeal, keeps children practising tight rope walks again and again. The lower rope can be balanced on with or without the upper rope support. Learning and practising how to balance on different surfaces is fundamental for the mastery of all other motor skills. The sense of balance makes it possible for children to walk, to run – and to avoid falling, when they trip over. Regaining balance is crucial for feeling confident in physical activity as well as when sitting still, supporting the ability to concentrate and learn. The Rope Bridge trains balance, and supports balancing acts with others. The social-emotional skills of turn-taking, cooperation and negotiation are built up when passing each other on the tight rope, avoiding to have to step down.