Toddler Stations


Working at play

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it is a driving force for stimulating a toddler’s enquiring mind. In a world of ‘don’t touch’, the opportunity to get ‘hands on’ with big wheels, cogs and knobs is precious – and willingly grabbed.

KOMPAN’s toddler stations interpret real-life environments from home and gardens to greenhouse and forest and allows the toddler to mimic mum and dad in the workshop and kitchen. Age appropriate in size and crammed with play features, the stations are open on both sides with hatches and doors introducing the opportunity for dramatic role-play. Free of anchorage, they are easily moved by adults, inside and out, so the familiar can also be in a fresh environment.

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The Toddler Stations encourage agility through opportunities to climb both inside and outside the structures. They’re full of interesting windows and holes that just have to be investigated. Through all this motor skills and self-assurance are greatly enhanced. When kids play, they develop games realising that they have to work together to get the most out of them. With the Stations they can interact from either side and through fun develop skills that will help them throughout their entire lives.

For the first half year of its life, the world to a baby is in black and white – after that it’s colour all the way. Colour is a silent language, and the primaries of red, blue, green and yellow, talk loudest helping to clearly distinguish shapes.

A toddlers’ development shouts out for big bright colours. It is a call that is answered in all of KOMPAN’s toddler focused ranges. Here is where the toddler meets a wonderful world of colour-dominated interesting shapes. It is an introduction to play and playmates built around climbing and sliding through objects of comfortably sized familiarity, like a house and a garden or to mimic car journey’s but this time from the front seat holding on to the wheel.

To find out more about any of KOMPAN’s products or services, to open the door to the outside world, get in touch today.

Pretty on day one, but do they fade and rust away?

Built of panels and roofs with maximum UV stabilization the vitality of colours is sustained for a lifetime of play, as are the galvanized power coated support posts. There’s a 10-year spare parts guarantee. 

If a playground lasts a lifetime, can it become boring?

One thing changes with a playground during its life - there are always waves upon waves of new users. However, the panel nature of the construction means that playgrounds can be easily and economically ‘refreshed.’

What is the design concept that created Toddler Stations? 

Targeting the development level and needs of the child is vital. It is age-appropriate in terms of taking play up to, but never beyond, what is achievable, what experts label as ‘keeping the child in the flow.’ The physical design is comforting with curves not edges and surfaces welcoming and tactile.

Why is colour so important?

Each colour tells us a different story. Red is a warning, blue openness and yellow a comfort – the colours talk to us right through our lives. TV stations have the Green Room for guests to await their performance because green is the most relaxing of colours. Buy a new car and someone will ask, ‘what colour?’ To children the strong primary colours help define shapes. From about six months on, when a baby gains colour vision, the soft introduction of nursey pastels gives way to bold, statement-making reds, greens yellows and blues. Tom Lindhardt the artist whose observation of children at play lead to the establishment of KOMPAN, tended to shy away from green believing that in the playgrounds of the Seventies, grass was a common factor. Today at KOMPAN the Flexotop™ surface is an invitation to add another level of colour, and through design, play possibilities.


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