Our ROCKIN’ NEW Equipment – Climbing Mountain and Rope Bridge
June 3, 2020 | In: Autism Resources , Why We Rock
For the first time since opening our doors in 2010, We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym has added two NEW pieces of equipment to our gyms. We’re excited to introduce you to the Climbing Mountain and Rope Bridge! Originally featured on the We Rock on Wheels bus, these two pieces of equipment are joining our official roster of specially designed sensory equipment that we currently offer at all our gyms.
The Climbing Mountain and Rope Bridge will deliver new and exciting ways for your little one to release energy and Play With A Purpose™, a way of play designed to stimulate and exercise the seven senses. With their unique designs, both new pieces of equipment will exercise your kiddo’s sensory development by encouraging coordination and planning.
As children climb the mountain, they will learn how to coordinate their hands and feet to reach the top. Through the repetitive motions of grasping-pulling-releasing, the body will exercise its motor planning skills and develop an awareness of the body’s position and movement. And through this, the balance and control of your kid’s joints and muscles will be improved.
The Rope Bridge is a great way to inspire imagination. Has your kiddo ever wondered what it’s like to cross a rope bridge hanging over lava? Now, he/she can experience it (with imaginary lava)! Designed to be a little shaky, crossing the rope bridge builds lower body strength and teaches the body balance.
The motion of placing one foot after another on these thin baseboards will activate the body’s proper response to movement and train your kid’s motor planning skills. Your kiddo will learn to exercise his/her vestibular perception of movement to avoid “falling into the lava” and make it to the other side “safe and sound”.
Sensory benefits aren’t the only reasons why our Climbing Mountain and Rope Bridge are perfect for kids. They stimulate emotional and social skills, too! Learning to share the equipment encourages positive socialization. And the sense of achievement they’ll feel from reaching the top of the mountain or crossing the bridge will boost their self-confidence and overall social health.
At We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym, safety stands as one of our top priorities. That’s why we’re taking steps based on CDC guidelines to provide a safe re-opening experience for all our We Rockers. All equipment, including our new Climbing Mountain and Rope Bridge, will be sanitized with EPA-approved electrostatic spray after each use, and staff members will be required to wear masks and gloves at all times.
We are extremely excited for our We Rockers to finally experience the new Climbing Mountain and Rope Bridge in person. As restrictions ease, most of our gym locations have started opening up for private sensory play sessions. Find a location near you to learn more about our availability.