Cumberland

Promoted Skills

Product Description

This wooden play set is linear in design and is anchored by a one-story, covered deck. The set includes monkey bar rings, a rock wall, rung ladder, two swings, a trapeze bar and slide. The play set can accommodate twelve children. The swings have a maximum weight of 115lbs. All necessary lumber is included and is pre-cut and stained.

Sensory 4

Skills

  • The rung ladder and rock wall provide opportunities to practice foot placement, weight shifting, reciprocal leg movements and increase core strength. These activities allow children to feel with their hands and gain confidence in physical movement.
  • Foot placement, weight shifting and whole body strength are used while climbing the rock wall.
  • Eye-hand and eye-foot coordination are used when climbing the rock wall and rung ladder.

Play Ideas

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

Adaptation Ideas

  • 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.

Physical 3

Skills

  • Climbing the rock wall, hanging on the trapeze bar or crossing the monkey bar rings gives children proprioceptive input from their joints.
  • Children receive vestibular input from the swings and slide.
  • The rung ladder and rock wall provide opportunities to practice foot placement, weight shifting, reciprocal leg movements and increase core strength.
  • Motor planning and coordination skills are used to climb and play on this set.

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.
  • Have the child slide down the slide lying on his stomach (feet first). This gives children more support and requires less core strength. Note: the swings have a maximum weight of 115lbs. Heavy duty swings that hold a maximum weight of 350lbs are available and sold separately.

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.

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:
$699.00
Age Range:
2+
Directions:
Extensive
Levels of Play:
Four Levels
Storability:
None
Washability:
Surface Wipe

AblePlay Rating

Cumberland

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

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