White paper

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

White paper

Climbing Clever

Download White Paper
5 important features

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.

Webinars and white papers about play

a children's play area with children playing on the playground.

A Design Checklist for Success with Inclusive Playgrounds

Play

Inclusive

Corporate Content

White Paper

Sensory Play: The why, how and what of sensory stimulating playgrounds

A Design Checklist for Success with Inclusive Playgrounds

Nature play and Natural Playgrounds

Sensory Play: Science behind child wellbeing in playgrounds

Innovative products - The key to more play

truly inclusive section

Truly inclusive – the reward of thrill in universal play designs

Equality in play – Survey on playground use in children with disabilities

Play for all - Universal designs for inclusive playgrounds

Unleashing Creativity: Building Unique Playgrounds with KOMPAN Design Studio

Tweens love playgrounds: 5 new science-based practice tips for school playground design

8 ways to encourage nature play in playgrounds

More Play and No Conflicts

Play value - the influence of playground equipment

Play value increases with sensory play

The more thrilling playground

Physical activity among preschool children

Tweens love playgrounds

Unique play designs - Increase play duration

6 Tips to dramatic play outdoors

Energy expenditure on a KOMPAN school age playground

The risk-benefit equation of challenging playgrounds

Children playing on a large playground tower made from more sustainable materials in Olins Park

Play for the Planet: Redefining Outdoor Design to Minimize Carbon Footprint

The cover of a book about playground equipment

Families love thrilling and sensory playgrounds

Sign up to our newsletter

Get news updates, inspiration and offers direct to your inbox