Disclaimer: These products were gifted to us for the purposes of review. All opinions are my own.
When we were contacted by Ligneus Play to trial their new Pikler inspired children’s play equipment and desk, we jumped at the chance. After all, not only is it stunning to look at, but it’s fabulous design means that because each piece interlocks interchangeably it’s easy to store when not in use.
As a teacher, one of the things I love about blogging is when an opportunity arises that I can share with others so I asked Ligneus to donate the equipment to school rather than to me directly, that way I knew we would be able to test out it’s true potential with children at a range of different developmental stages.
Needless to say, the children at school, not least the Lion were delighted by our new addition.
So what do we love about it?
Honestly pretty much everything. This is robust, well made equipment which will withstand the wear and tear of being in a school environment without any issues.
There is no one set way the equipment needs to be used, which means it gives children endless opportunities for creativity. Ideal for both younger children taking tentative steps to explore, and older ones looking to push boundaries by creating new arrangements.
It provides sensory stimulation for those who need to be active, in a safe and controlled environment that adults love as much as children. What’s more, as it’s designed for indoors, it isn’t weather dependent.
There couldn’t be a better way to encourage reluctant learners to have a go – after all, what could be more exciting than a desk that attaches to your very own climbing frame!
With the current circumstances relating to COVID in mind, the equipment is easy to clean between groups, making it suitable for sharing by different bubbles.
It isn’t just useful for climbing, the arch makes the ideal space to rock and relax, meaning that it’s as useful during down time as it is when the children are being active.
What Would I Change About The Products?
I guess the beauty of these products is that I don’t have to wish I could change them because I can. The flexibility of them means that you can organise them in the way that works for the child or group using them. These are creatively designed, well thought out and all round brilliant products that can be built to work in any space.
Who Would I Recommend Them To?
Ideal both for schools and individual families who have a large enough play area, these fabulous products are ideal both for nursery and primary aged children. Coming in two different sizes, the junior range enables plenty of active play right through to year 6 children. An ideal investment piece for those looking to install a sensory circuit or those just looking to diversify play experiences.
It’s very difficult to fault these high quality, versatile products… though I would definitely love a bigger house so that I could buy a set for home. Ideal for children who like to be on the move, to experiment and to experience their world physically, Ligneus Play have created a range which cannot fail to impress both children and their adults.