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10 Ways to Use the Pikler Triangle to Develop Motor Activities

10 Ways to Use the Pikler Triangle to Develop Motor Activities

The Pikler’s triangle was developed by Dr. Emmi Pikler to enhance a child’s gross motor skills development in a secure, controlled, and steady environment. She believed that free climbing is essential to a child’s development and created the triangle as a way to allow for more climbing opportunities.

The triangle is a great way to promote communication and cooperation between children and parents. The parent can provide support and guidance, while the youngster can explore and learn. This helps to build a strong relationship between the kid and the parent.

How to Use a Climbing Triangle?

Introducing a Pikler is really easy – just set it up and let your kid explore. Your child will naturally progress at their own pace, a 6-month-old baby could at least try pulling themselves up, while an 18-month-old toddler will easily start to climb.

The beauty of the triangle is that it provides a safe, stable and stimulating environment for your child to explore. They can move around at their own pace and will learn to balance and climb as they grow.

Pikler’s triangle is not only great for climbing, but it also offers a number of benefits for both kids and parents. Kids can explore their physical abilities in a safe and stimulating environment, while parents can closely observe their child's development.

The triangle is a great way for kids to nurture their body capabilities. They can climb to the top, and then safelyslide down. This is an excellent way for them to learn about their own strength and abilities. In addition, Pikler’s triangle is a safe place for kids to explore their emotions. They can feel safe enough to express their feelings, while they overcome frustration with things they can’t still do and become more confident with every proper move.

Pikler’s triangle also offers some benefits for parents. They can closely observe their child's development, and see how they are progressing in close and supportive conditions. In addition, parents can learn more about their child's emotional state. This is a great way to build a stronger relationship with your child. 

As an indoor gym

Making a little gym out of your climbing triangle is a great way to help your child get used to it. You can use this time to also work on your child's climbing skills. 

To set up the gym, place the climbing triangle in the center of the room. Have your child stand at one of the points of the triangle. Then, have your child walk around the triangle. As your child walks, have them climb up the triangle.

Once your child has mastered walking around the triangle, have them try climbing to the top. Be sure to stay close by in case they need help. As your child gets better at climbing, have them try to make it to the top of the triangle without help.

As a way to outgrow tummy time period

There are many different activities that you can do to encourage your child to stop laying on their tummy all the time. One great way to do this is to provide them with a variety of different toys to play with. This can include things like blocks, balls, and other interactive toys.

Another great way to get your child up and moving is to encourage them to participate in physical activities. This can include things like playing outside, going for a walk, or even dancing with your help, obviously.

After they start getting familiar with movements, you can start introducing them to the Pikler’s triangle. If you're looking for a way to encourage your baby to progress from laying on the tummy all the time, you may want to consider using linking rings to connect your baby's favorite teethers or easy-to-grasp toys to the outside of every rung. This is a great way to keep your baby entertained while also helping them to work on their motor skills.

Finally, it is important to provide your child with positive reinforcement when they do manage to get up and move around. This can include things like praising them, giving them a hug, or even rewarding them with a small treat.

To learn sitting balance

There are a lot of things to worry about when you're a parent, but sitting balance probably isn't one of them. After all, it's something that comes naturally to most kids, and it's not like they're going to be sitting in a chair all day long when they're young.

But as they get older, and start spending more time in school and at home sitting in chairs, it's important to make sure they're keeping their balance. Sitting in an incorrect position for too long can cause all sorts of problems, from back pain to headaches.

So how can you help your child maintain their sitting balance? By fostering good habits from an early age. Here are a few tips:

  • Encourage them to move around often, even when they're sitting down. Fidgeting helps keep the body active and prevents it from getting stiff.
  • Make sure they have a good posture. They should be sitting up straight, with their shoulders back.

Hands and Knees Play

Rocking in hands and knees is a great way for babies to get some exercise. Babies can learn about their bodies and the world around them while they rock. It's also a fun way for them to explore their surroundings and get ready for the crawling. It is a very important step in their development, so it is essential for you to help your baby learn how to move around. Through hands and knees play, babies learn to rearrange their arms and legs to crawl, and it helps them explore their surroundings.

Teach to crawl

There's no doubt that crawling is an important developmental milestone for babies. It helps them strengthentheir muscles and coordination. Here are some tips on how to help your child learn to crawl:

  1. Place your child on his or her stomach on a flat surface like a blanket or a slide attachment to your Pikler’s triangle.
  2. Encourage your child to push up with his or her arms and crawl forwards.
  3. Help your child practice crawling in different directions.

Crawling is a skill that babies will eventually learn on their own, but you can help your child along by providing a supportive environment. Be patient and keep motivating your child to try!

Make a crawling labyrinth

Make tunnels so your kid can crawl under them.

Kids love tunnels. They're a great way to explore and have fun. You can make a tunnel out of just about anything, from cardboard boxes to sheets of fabric.

If you have young kids, make sure the tunnels are low to the ground and easy to get in and out of. You may also want to put some pillows or cushions on the floor to make it more comfortable.

Your kids will love crawling through the tunnels and hiding under them. It's a great way to keep them entertained for hours on end.

Encourage pulling to stand

As parents, we often use different techniques to help our children learn new skills. One technique that can be helpful for learning how to pull to stand is using a climbing triangle.

A climbing triangle can be a great tool for helping children learn how to pull to stand. It can be attached to a wall in the home, or even outdoors. The child can stand next to the triangle and use it to help them pull themselves up. They can also use the triangle to help them maintain their balance as they stand.

How to get from stand to sit safely

There's no need to be scared of heights when you know how to safely lower yourself down. Teaching kids how to do this is a great way to help them overcome their fear, and it can also come in handy if they ever find themselves in a dangerous situation.

The first step is to find a sturdy object to hold onto. A chair, a wall, or a rung from climbing triangle will work, but make sure it isn’t high enough, so that your kid can reach the ground and kneel safely. Once you've decided on a spot, let your little one stand on the sturdy surface of whatever they're standing on and help them hold on to the sturdy object with both hands.

Now it's time to slowly lower down. Show the kid how to bend knees and slowly lower themselves down until they sit down at the back on the ground. It’s important that children understand to hold on to the sturdy object with their hands the entire time, and make sure they keep their knees bent to avoid falling.

Body Awareness

Climbing triangles helps children to promote body awareness. This is because it can help them to understand how their body works and how they can control it. As they get older, they can use this understanding to improve their physical abilities, health, well-being, and become independent. 

Fostering body strength through the details

Your little one's growing body needs a strong foundation! The stronger their foot and ankle, the more stable and balanced they will be - ready to take on higher level challenges like running, jumping, and skipping!

The tiny movements of the foot and ankle required to navigate the climbing triangle help with building a stable base, as well as enhancing the movements required to remain balanced in standing or walking over unstable surfaces. Thus, by strengthening the foot and ankle, children will be better equipped to take on physical challenges.

It’s always important… 

…to be there for your children and to follow their rhythm, but not to push them too hard. By providing your child with opportunities to practice their motor skills, you can help them to develop the skills they need to be successful in life.


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