Seesaw, 2 people
The Seesaw is a playground classic. It invites players again and again, as it has for generations. This time-honored play event is still with us for a reason: the thrill of going up high and going down fast is eternally appealing. The Seesaw develops the sense of space and rhythm and trains leg muscles. These are crucial motor skills that help children navigate the world securely, e.g. in the street when estimating time, movement and objects. The social dimension and trust in your peers that is demanded when seesawing, is great training of social-emotional life skills such as turn-taking and cooperation. Empathy is trained as well, as players consider others' limits and limitations.