“Taking risk develops the frontal lobe of the brain. That’s the same area needed for executive functions, including concentration, memory, flexibility, and problem solving.” ~ Heather Shumaker (“It’s OK to Go Up The Slide”)
We are working on creating a play space (where I teach) that is more natural and encourages healthy risk taking. Right now, there are no climbing structures and I often find the children attempting to scale the play houses and/or stand on the table outside. My husband was given some scrap wood and I asked him to build a small A-frame climber for the children at our preschool. MATERIALS - wood (1 inch thick, 6 inches wide…..length varies on how big and wide you want your climber), 2 inch wood screws, one 2×2 piece of wood for the top, and a drill.
Your climber will vary in size.
First, he attached the 2×2 board to the top of the legs using wood screws.
Attaching the steps.