Chesapeake

Promoted Skills

Product Description

Wooden play set kit that contains pre-cut lumber, two heavy duty swings, one ring/trapeze combo, rock climbing wall, Cool Wave Slide, monkey bars, metal rung ladder, one-bench picnic table, two safety handles, cloth canopy roof and all necessary hardware. The swing chains are rubber coated for comfort and safety. When built, this set has two upper level play decks and under deck play space. It can accommodate up to 12 children. Heavy-duty swings have a maximum weight of 350lbs. and Cool Wave Slide has a maximum weight of 250lbs.

Sensory 4

Skills

  • Children receive proprioceptive input as they climb the rock wall and cross the monkey bars.
  • Gross motor skills are strengthened during active play on this set.
  • Balance, balance reaction and core strength are worked on when children sit and slide down the slide or swing on the swings.

Play Ideas

  • Use highly tactile or audible items to slide down the slide such as a ball with an internal chime.

Adaptation Ideas

  • Demonstrate how to swing and pump your legs.
  • Use verbal cues such as, “In,” and “Out” or “Forward,” and “Backward” to help children remember how to move their legs to pump and swing.
  • Give children a beginning push on the swing to get them moving.

Physical 3

Skills

  • Children receive vestibular input from the swings and slide.
  • Motor planning and coordination skills are used to climb and play on this set.
  • Upper body strength is increased as children navigate across the monkey bars by their hands and arms.

Play Ideas

  • Have two children at opposite ends of the slide roll a ball back and forth to one another. If one of the children is in a wheelchair, find the most comfortable position next to the slide to catch the ball.
  • Play your own board or card game at the one-bench picnic table. A child who uses a wheelchair can easily access the tableside.

Adaptation Ideas

  • Change the sling seat swing to another design (Alternative swings sold separately).
  • Use verbal cues such as, “In,” and “Out” or “Forward,” and “Backward” to help children remember how to move their legs to pump and swing.
  • Give children a beginning push on the swing to get them moving.

Social/Emotional 4

Skills

  • Children learn to negotiate and compromise while playing with others in a shared play space.
  • Awareness of others can be practiced as children make sure everyone is clear of the slide before sliding down or make sure to give the swings plenty of room when walking in front of them while in use.
  • Parallel play, cooperative play and social interaction can all be facilitated while building confidence. 

Play Ideas

  • Use chalk to decorate the outside or inside of the clubhouse independently or with others.
  • Create pretend play scenarios for kids to use the clubhouse as a restaurant, shopping mall or school. 

Adaptation Ideas

  • Tape picture cues of stop signs at the bottom of the slide or other locations on the play set to enforce direction.

Developmental Processes Promoted

Additional Details

Approximate Price:
$999.00
Age Range:
2+
Directions:
Extensive
Levels of Play:
Four Levels
Storability:
None
Washability:
Surface Wipe

AblePlay Rating

Chesapeake

Developmental Skill Rating (1-5)
Physical 3
Sensory 4
Communicative 5
Cognitive 4
Social/Emotional 4

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