Glenwood

Promoted Skills

Product Description

Wooden play set that includes two sling seat swings, one Glider swing, one raised tower accessed by a metal rung ladder and space to attach a slide (Slide sold separately). This small set can accommodate up to eight children. Swings have a maximum weight of 115lbs. All lumbar is included and is pre-cut and stained. Note: The play set that was evaluated included the Cool Wave slide and this report reflects that addition.

Physical 3

Skills

  • The rung ladder provides opportunities to practice foot placement, weight shifting, and reciprocal leg movements, while increasing core strength. Children who have cognitive delays often have delays in motor development.
  • Children receive proprioceptive input as they climb the wooden slat ladder and vestibular input from the swings and slide.
  • Balance, balance reaction and core strength are worked on when children sit and swing on the swings.

Play Ideas

  • Have a child who is in a wheelchair be Simon in the game of “Simon Says,” using the play set as part of the game.
  • Position a child who uses a wheelchair on the side of the slide. Have him catch a ball you roll up the slide from the bottom and then have him return the ball by rolling it down the slide.

Adaptation Ideas

  • Change the sling seat swing to another design (Alternative swings sold separately).
  • Demonstrate how to swing and pump your legs. Note: the swings have a maximum weight of 115lbs. Heavy duty swings are available and sold separately that hold a maximum weight of 350lbs
  • Give children a beginning push on the swing to get them moving.

Sensory 3

Skills

  • Children receive proprioceptive input as they climb the wooden slat ladder.
  • Children receive vestibular input from the swings and slide.
  • Memory and recall skills are aided by repeating tasks such as climbing the rung ladder to reach the slide or pumping legs to swing.

Play Ideas

  • Use soft, 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. Note: the swings have a maximum weight of 115lbs. Heavy duty swings are available and sold separately that hold a maximum weight of 350lbs
  • 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:
$499.00
Age Range:
2+
Directions:
Extensive
Levels of Play:
Four Levels
Storability:
None
Washability:
Surface Wipe

AblePlay Rating

Glenwood

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

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