The Crossed Ladder is an intriguing invi-tation to play for older children. The swaying movements and the combination of open, asymmetric steps and metal bars makes climbing the Crossed Ladder exiting and thrilling. The Crossed Ladder bounces back the child’s movements, adding an element of concentration to passing. This trains the sense of balance, which is fundamental for the child’s confi-dence in moving securely. A good sense of balance is additionally a fundament 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 break points for this. They additionally invite seated, bouncy breaks for friends to meet and exchange.