Often incorrectly associated with Montessori learning or Steiner toys the Pikler Triangle was in fact created over 100 years ago by Hungarian Paediatrician Emmi Pikler. The wooden pikler triangle is a foundational tool that allows children to develop their gross and fine motor skills as they climb and crawl over the play equipment.
It can be used by children as young as 6 months and up to 5 years old. The triangle doesn’t need to be adjusted as your child grows because it works as the foundation on which they reach developmental milestones. For example, babies can first play underneath it. Once they are ready, they can use it to pull themselves up, then proceed to climb the structure.
While developing these essential motor skills, children are also developing strength in their arms and legs as they play, gaining confidence as they navigate around the play equipment and gain stability. The triangle shape of the product allows children to have enough stability to hold onto and climb over. The ingenious design of the triangle also encourages independent play and contributes to an achievement of creative thinking as the equipment turns into a diverse play space where children can create their own adventure.
Fast gaining popularity for its open-ended play opportunities and natural aesthetic the triangle comes with many accessories to increase fun and learning however purchasing the triangle on its own is a great investment as the original concept of the frame was to keep it simple.