The KOMPAN Pirate Ship inspires and attracts play in today's children as well as in yesterday's. The clear colors, round shapes and strong theme motivate dramatic play on end, again and again, year after year. The unit forms a whole playground with its diverse play activities. The open space behind the keel has benches for socializing. So has the cabin under deck for swaying gently, training the sensed of balance and space and training turn-taking skills. An embarkment net leads to the deck, and so does an accessible stairway. Users of all abilities can be involved in play, thanks to the open, transparent design. The many sensory, moveable activities add to dramatic play, thus stimulating language and communication skills. The slide, apart from being fun, stimulates the sense of balance and tickles the stomach.