Started by Peter, Jolene and Christine, Triclimb is a classic Pikler inspired climbing triangle with a modern twist. Every detail and measurement serves a purpose to enrich your child’s experience and possibilities of play.
Triclimb is strong, stable, light and beautiful. Its primary function is to aid climbing and encourage movement in young children. Triclimb features a wonderfully simple but innovative design which gives it a graphical purity both when poised and ready for play or when folded for storage. An open ended developmental toy that’s not just for climbing, but also simultaneously encouraging play, movement and expression.
Triclimb is a sensory and motor development toy that provides your child the opportunity to reach new heights and milestones in their own time and in a safe environment. Grasping, standing, climbing, playing, building strength and confidence.
Made ethically from sustainable wood and water based stains and lacquers. Dreamt, designed, refined and crafted in Wales. Safety tested up to 100kg load according to EN71 standards.
The Pikler idea
The original Pikler triangle is based on the thinking of Emmi Pikler, a paediatrician originally from Vienna. She developed a new theory of childhood development in the 1930’s/40’s, which was based on encouraging children to move freely and develop at their own pace. She observed that when looking at accident stats, children who had the freedom to roam wild, climbing and jumping to their hearts content, tended to be more physically capable, and could fall without hurting themselves thanks to their greater understanding of their body and limitations. Pikler devoted most of her life to understanding the natural development needs of children, and founded the Lóczy orphanage in 1946, where she encouraged a comfortable atmosphere that fostered the conditions needed for healthy play.
Schema’s are the repetitive behaviours that your child does to learn new skills, such as rolling a car back and forth all day long. They are super useful in cognitive development and equip children for when they grow up and learn adult skills like driving a car. The Triclimb is really great for supporting a few major patterns of play and behaviour. In particular, Triclimb supports Orientation, Trajectory, and Enclosure.