The Balance Combination appeals to children, with the simple play message of balancing. The variation of balance is the great attraction: the steps on the one beam motivate jumping or balancing from one to the next. The solid beam on the next pole has an additional rope support, to cater for those who are less confident. When walking or jumping from pole to pole, children train their proprioception and sense of balance. Balance and proprioception are fundamental for confidently managing the body in its surroundings. This is important for instance when navigating street traffic safely. Balancing across the Balance Combination with friends also trains turn-taking and negotiation. These are important social-emotional skills that are basic for the ability to form friendship and relate to peers.
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