Digger with Slide
The Digger is a great attractor of dramatic and fun physical play for younger children. The rich variety of manipulative activities both on elevated and ground level support the dramatic play scenarios. We know from our KOMPAN Play Institute studies, that manipulative play elements increase the play retention, as well as the dramatic play in very young children. This supports language skills and communication, helping children to understand the world. And not least to be understood by the surroundings. Rich climb, crawl and slide activities attract hugely and ensures physical activity that trains important motor skills and major muscles. Multiple varied climbs up and crawls through holes ensure ample training of the cross-body coordination which builds body confidence and ultimately stimulate the cross-modal perception. This supports for instance reading skills. Dramatic play is the favorite play type for younger children. In the case of the Digger, story telling themes of all kinds can be put to play.