Pikler triangle with slide: Avoid common mistakes

From the experts at Studio Belize® - Design studio for children's products:

The climbing triangle with slide, also known as chicken ladder or Pikler Triangle is a high-quality Pikler or Montessori toy that can be found in many children's rooms. It provides valuable skill development for your little explorers. But mistakes can happen when buying, using and caring for them. In this article, we'll go over the most common mistakes and give you tips on how to avoid them.



Pikler triangle with slide


What are the most common mistakes when buying a climbing triangle?

1. Lack of robustness

A robust climbing tri angle is essential. Look for a sturdy construction and high-quality materials. The climbing triangle set or the adjustable climbing tri angle are good examples of solid climbing frames for babies and toddlers.

2. Missing slide or superfluous additional parts.

Suppliers of climbing triangles often offer a variety of additional parts . Before buying, you should ask yourself which additional part is really necessary. The slide board is part of the original equipment and is used extensively by children of all ages. Therefore, the 2in1 slide according to Pikler should definitely be part of the purchase. The very little ones use the slide and the chicken ladder as a crawling ramp, then later for sliding or as a ramp for toy cars and cuddly toys. All other additional parts are "nice to have" but not really necessary. The rule here is "less is more."


3. Wrong rung spacing and thickness.

The rungs of the Pikler Triangle are an important consideration. Pay attention to the rung thickness and spacing. They should be suitable for your child's small hands and provide enough space for safe climbing. It is important that your child's head cannot get stuck between the rungs. We recommend a rung thickness of 2.5 cm and a rung distance of 10-12.5 cm.

Climbing triangle with slide: mistakes during use

1. lack of safety

Indoor gymnastics on the climbing triangle with slide is a great way for your child to develop their motor skills. But safety first! Make sure the pikler triangle is on a non-slip surface and has enough space around it. Any objects that are dangerous and that your child can fall on must be removed from the play area. Safety first at your indoor adventure playground!

2. Overtaxing the child

Every child develops at his or her own pace. Do not force your child to follow the Pikler Triangle with slide if he is not ready to use it. Let him explore the rungs of the triangle at his own pace.



Pikler triangle with slide


Mistakes in the care of the climbing triangle

1. Neglect of cleaning

Climbing toys, like the Pikler triangle for the nursery, should be cleaned regularly. If possible, make sure that you clean it only with water and a cotton cloth. Aggressive cleaning agents should be avoided.

2. Lack of inspection

Regularly inspect the wood of the climber, the screws and the suspension base of the Pikler slide for possible damage. This way you can make sure that your child always plays safely.


With these tips, you can avoid the most common mistakes when using the climbing triangle with slide and provide your child with a safe and fun play environment. For educational encouragement.

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