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Yeah so we have a climbing frame that pre-schoolers use, they’re able to climb up the steps to them climb across it… like monkey bars erm so then we encourage children to then find a way of getting back down so then they’re then getting the confidence to get back down.
Maybe not have as many children on it at once and maybe be more supervised.
Very comfortable with that.
Yeah so the children are obviously exploring the area around them and then their taking risks by climbing up the climbing frame. It’s like in my nursery we encourage children to do activities like that because it helps them with their motor skills and physical development so then children are learning, so if they get to the top of the climbing frame they’re then going to have to use their initiative how to get down.
Well that’s just children exploring the area isn’t it…
Yeah we go to (Park name) quite a lot, they have an area with like trees which are ideal for climbing so we let them climb up the trees. Erm yeah.
It’s just an everyday thing this just children playing at the park… yeah its erm… just a good physical activity for them.
Very comfortable with that.
When asked about their child's similar play- Erm yeah not my child yet (Laughs). But definitely me, we had a little climbing wall in our garage as a kid and we used to go to climbing walls and things.
When asked if they would be comfortable in the future if there child engaged similarly - Yes … If he’s being supervised.
Fine… I used to go climbing as a kid so. Yeah.
It looks fun (Laughs) erm… yeah just fun.
it doesn’t look like there’s any adult present in the picture watching them… Maybe like they should be standing at the bottom. Erm there’s kids on there with like skirts on and stuff… which obviously there legs could get cut and grazes and burns and stuff.
I know my niece was on one and she slipped like it was a similar sort of thing and she fell but she just like grazed her arm and stuff but… it was like wet at the time which didn’t help because obviously it was slippy but… yeah.
age I wouldn’t be. Like obvisouly because it’s quite high up and stuff. It’s like there’s not a lot for him to grab onto. He could like slip at any point but presuming that the floor would be like soft sort of … I’d say that’s more like for an older… person, who knows what their dealing with. But obviously you’d keep your eye on them at all times.
When asked about their setting - Yeah when we take the children to parks and things because like I say I think… it’s very like a standard park area at the moment like they’ve got the safety tarmac erm and like I say resources are quite structured for particular skills. And nursery playgrounds are very safety conscious so like erm there will be lots of sanded down edges and safety tarmac in nurseries.
Erm I think the children look like they’re having fun but it looks quite erm… a limited sort of activity that there’s only like the climbing experince erm and I don’t like the… blue er safety tarmac underneath... I don’t think it’s… I think it’s very limiting really and a bit artificial looking
When asked what is it limiting them from- Experimenting really and having more erm experince. I think it’s a bit of a… I think children need to learn from nature and from having more oppurtunties that’s quite limiting on what they can do it’s only got like sort of one purpose which is climbing up.