The Crossed Ladder is an intriguing invitation to play for older children. The swaying movements and the combination of open, asymmetric steps and metal bars make climbing the Crossed Ladder exciting and thrilling. The Crossed Ladder reflects the child's movements, adding a requirement of concentration to passing. This trains the sense of balance, which is fundamental for the child's confidence in moving securely. A good sense of balance is additionally fundamental for cognitive skills such as concentration. The Crossed Ladder also trains important social skills such as turn-taking and consideration when children pass each other on the steps. The steel bars function as breakpoints for this. Additionally, they create space for bouncy breaks for friends to meet and talk.