Montessori climbing triangle

The Montessori climbing triangle is a climbing structure perfectly suited to young children. It’s made from sturdy wood and has three different levels for children to climb on. It also has an optional slide for added fun! With this Montessori climbing structure, your child is sure to be kept busy for hours.

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The quality of manufacture is decisive for the Montessori climbing triangle

The frame must be made of solid wood to support the weight of a young climbing child. The paint must be non-toxic and the sliding surface must be smooth to avoid injury.

The Montessori climbing triangle is an excellent way for your child to get moving while having fun! It’s also an excellent toy for developing gross motor skills. This climbing structure is sure to become a favourite in your home!

Montessori teaching still relevant today

The Montessori climbing triangle is just one example of the type of educational toys developed by Maria Montessori. Her educational philosophy is still relevant today.

Montessori believed that children learn best through practical experience. She also believed that each child has his or her own learning style. She therefore developed teaching materials and toys adapted to each child’s needs.

The Montessori climbing triangle is the perfect toy for young children who are beginning to explore their environment. It’s also a great way to develop gross motor skills. If you’re looking for an educational toy that your child will love, the Montessori climbing triangle is for you!

Accessories for the Montessori climbing triangle

You can buy a few accessories for the Montessori climbing triangle. These include a staircase, a slide and a platform.

The staircase is ideal for children who are learning to walk. They can use the stairs to practise going up and down. The slide is perfect for children who want to make their playtime more exciting! The platform can be used for children who want a break from climbing or for storage.

When buying accessories for the Montessori climbing triangle, make sure that they are made from solid wood and with non-toxic paint. In addition, make sure that the slides are smooth to avoid injuries.

Playland climbing arch

The Playland climbing arch is very popular and can be found in many children’s bedrooms. The Playland climbing ark is always on sale at discounters like Aldi. The climbing toy for the nursery is always quickly sold out. But what’s so special about the Playland climbing arch? What are the advantages and disadvantages of this climbing toy? And are there any alternatives if the Playland climbing arch is already sold out in the shop? All these questions are explained in the following text.

What’s so special about the Playland climbing arch?

The arch, which invites you to climb, swing, crawl and slide, is made entirely of wood and can be fitted with a mat that can be attached in different ways. For example, the mat can be attached to the rungs of the Playland climbing arch using Velcro. Alternatively, the mat can be used separately, for example as a sleeping pad.

But even without a mat, the Playland Climbing Arch is ideal for children who like to move around a lot to play and let off steam in their own bedroom. Particularly in bad weather, the climbing arch allows children to satisfy both their natural need to move and their desire to play. If you have a suitable mat, the Playland arch can be turned around in a jiffy and used as a seesaw. Children can use it to play or relax, for example by looking at a picture book. Those with a garden can also place the climbing arch on the lawn so that children can climb safely in the open air. What’s more, the climbing arch is made from sturdy wood. Playland arches are not painted, as the paint pigments come off and can be swallowed by children. It’s important to make sure that children can already walk safely enough not to hurt themselves playing with the Playland climbing arch. If the children are old enough and safe enough, a climbing arch is ideal for encouraging children’s development, on which climbing has a major impact, as it trains both their sense of balance and motor skills.

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What’s good, what’s bad?

Like almost everything else in life, there are pros and cons to using a climbing arch, which need to be weighed up against each other in order to decide whether the Playland climbing arch is right for your child or whether you can do without it. On the one hand, it should be noted that the climbing arch can be set up quickly and easily in the child’s bedroom, offering an alternative to the playground, especially in bad weather. On the other hand, it’s important to ensure that the child’s motor skills and movements are sufficiently advanced to climb the arch safely. Unpainted wood is both positive and negative. On the one hand, wood is a safe, harmless and robust material. On the other hand, you have to bear in mind that wood is very plain and may therefore seem a little sad to children who prefer colourful things. You also need to make sure there’s enough room for the climbing arch in the nursery, as there needs to be a clear space around the arch so that the child can’t bump into another piece of furniture if he loses his balance. All in all, though, the Playland climbing arch is an extremely safe option that invites climbing and movement. Of course, you also have to bear in mind that a child probably won’t be playing with the climbing arch for years, as it becomes less of a challenge as the child’s abilities develop, and so loses its appeal.

What are the alternatives?

If you’re sceptical about whether a climbing arch is the right toy for your child, or if there isn’t enough room in the bedroom to install the Playland climbing arch and you still want to give your child the chance to climb in their own bedroom, you can opt for a climbing wall that attaches to the bedroom wall and therefore takes up very little space. However, a climbing wall is recommended for slightly older children.

The balance sheet

The Playland climbing arch is recommended for children who want to satisfy their natural need to move, even in bad weather. However, it’s important to ensure that children are sufficiently confident in their motor skills to be able to use the arch safely.

Origin of the Pikler triangle

These days, there are a number of ways of creating an exciting and developmentally appropriate play area for children. Anyone with children knows that they love to climb. But it doesn’t have to be an indoor climbing structure. A Pikler triangle by Emmi Pikler is all you need.

A Pikler climbing triangle is a wise and practical purchase

This wooden toy has educational value. It was made famous by the Hungarian paediatrician Emilie, also known as “Emmi” Pikler. Emmi Pikler not only studied medicine, but also movement development. She lived from 1902 to 1984 and, at that time, it was not easy to approach children according to their needs. However, Pikler recognised that it was already possible to communicate with babies. This allows you to put yourself within their reach and actively involve them from the outset. She said that children don’t grow faster if we pull on them, just as a blade of grass doesn’t grow faster if we pull on it.

The Pikler triangle is characterised above all by its shape. Thanks to the Pikler triangle, even the smallest children can develop their motor skills and make discoveries through play.

By the way, what is a Pikler triangle?

The Pikler triangle is, as its name suggests, a wooden triangle. It has rungs for children to climb on.

The rungs are just the right thickness to provide stability. What’s more, children’s hands can easily grab hold of them. It’s the only way for little ones to have a secure foothold.

The sides of the rungs are angled to form a triangle. This allows children to climb in a healthy position. This prevents climbing beginners from developing bad posture. Children can challenge and rediscover their motor skills.

Variants and versions of the Pikler climbing triangle

The classic Pikler triangle is now available in a range of sizes to suit all ages. Buyers are impressed by the stable construction of this special motor learning toy. It doesn’t come in just one size, but is available with different accessories, such as a sliding board, depending on the age of the child.

Most climbing triangles are made from high-quality wood. What’s more, the angle of inclination is optimal, so that children are in a healthy position when climbing. Some models are even adjustable in angle.

Special Pikler triangles

MAMOI Pikler Triangle v. 2 for children modern indoor climbing structure for children minimalist design / durable climbing triangle for young children made of wood 100% ECO Made in EU

This Indoor climbing tower is a set with slides and is made from high-quality plywood and pine, making it stable. There are no sharp edges, because the elements have been carefully sanded. The Pikler toys are held in place by sturdy knock-out screws. The set meets EN and CE standards and the most stringent safety requirements.

Who is a climbing triangle suitable for?

Every child should be able to climb, and the Pikler triangle helps them to do so. A climbing triangle is specially adapted and developed to meet the needs of children. It is stable and its height is perfectly adapted to children’s abilities.

There is no precise age at which the climbing triangle can be used, but for young children it is from around ten months. The general rule is that when young children can walk on all fours and climb to heights of at least ten centimetres, they are ready to use a climbing triangle. Even if children can already walk, it’s not too late to buy one, because the climbing triangle is always interesting.

The Pikler climbing triangle as a triangular support can also be used by young children from the age of ten months to help them stand up. From the age of two, many children can already climb to the top rung on their own.

The climbing triangle can continue to be used, as it can be flexibly extended.

For example, the triangle can be combined with a sliding board. This allows the child to take on completely new challenges, something that appeals to children up to the age of six. Children also like to throw a blanket over the triangle and use it as a grotto.

The Pikler triangle doesn’t take up much space, but it can still do lots of things.

How did the three pillars of early childhood education come about?

  • The autonomous development of movement

(Healthy children have enough drive of their own to develop motor skills)

  • Relational care

(This also involves trusting children to be able to carry out certain activities independently)

  • Free play

(The child can keep himself occupied satisfactorily)

These points provide an overview of what the Pikler Climbing Triangle has to do with the Pikler Pedagogy.

What does a climbing triangle offer?

Young children can use a climbing triangle from the age of ten months. Children can pull themselves up onto the rungs and walk along them. They can also learn to climb slowly using their own skills. All at their own pace. The climbing triangle offers only enough space for the child to have plenty of opportunities. The child is expected to use the triangle according to his or her current abilities. Sometimes children simply stand near the triangle and look around.

With the climbing triangle, children become very creative. Not only is it great for climbing, it’s also perfect for building a cave. With a blanket over it, the climbing triangle quickly becomes the perfect picnic spot. And if it’s no longer needed, it folds up in no time at all and can easily be put away.

Climbing triangles are available in a range of different versions, so that children can still enjoy them when they’re older. You can also buy a chicken ladder or a sliding board, which can simply be attached to a rung. This makes them ideal for long-term use.

The triangle does not require a particularly hard surface. The triangle can simply be placed on a play mat. This way, it doesn’t hurt too much if the children fall. It’s easier for little ones to fly backwards instead of sitting still.


To sum up, the climbing triangle can be used in a variety of ways, thanks to the range of accessories available. What’s more, it’s very robust. It can be used by infants from as young as ten months, helping to develop their motor skills. It also encourages free play.

Make your own Pikler triangle

What is a Pikler triangle and what’s so interesting about it? The Pikler triangle is made of wood and is a climbing triangle. It encourages children’s motor development in a fun way. It was the idea of Hungarian paediatrician Emmi Pikler. She put a lot of thought into its clever construction.

The advantage of the Pikler triangle is that most children enjoy it for a long time. It is recommended when children start to crawl, i.e. at around ten months, and to sit up straight. By the age of two, children are able to climb up and over the highest rungs.

The Pikler triangle can also be used as a small play cave. Children simply throw a blanket over it. The space underneath is narrow but comfortable.

What are the differences?

Pikler triangles are available in different sizes. The best models are between 70 and 90 cm. There are also higher models available these days, but height is not a decisive factor for children if they know how to climb the top step. On the other hand, the risk of injury increases if children fall or if they fall from the top of the slide, which can be attached to one of the rungs. Children also like to try something out and go down from the top, upside down. The higher the Pikler triangle, the more dangerous it is. After all, children should be able to conquer it safely on their own.

An important construction feature is whether or not the triangle can be folded up. If you don’t have a big flat, it’s a good idea if it can be stored in a space-saving way.


Before building a climbing triangle, keep the following tips in mind:

  • How high should it be? A total height of around 75 cm is recommended.
  • Does the Pikler triangle have to be fixed, foldable or with an adjustable angle? If it has to be foldable, you need to know if you want to offer several angles. If the triangle is to be fixed, think about the height of the first step.
  • Ask yourself how long the rungs should be. Don’t forget that the climbing triangle has to fit through the door if it can’t be folded. You certainly don’t want to have to unscrew the screws every time you move.
  • Think about the distance between the rungs. If there’s too much space, children risk getting their heads stuck between the rungs. The recommended distance between rungs is about 12.5 cm.
  • What type of wood do you want to use and do you want to varnish it? Preferably use certified organic products, as there is direct contact with the skin. Use just one colour, as several different colours distract attention and don’t add any value.

Build your own Pikler triangle

The climbing triangle is for anyone who wants to go even higher. It has already conquered many children’s bedrooms over the last few years. Climb, keep your balance, climb the rungs and see how far you dare to go and what you can already do. What path can you take, can you manage it on your own and how do you get back down? Children can test and try themselves. The climbing triangle not only encourages motor development, but also serves to develop self-perception. Not only can children climb it, they can also build a cave and create a place of retreat, simply by throwing a blanket over it. Children are creative, playing Indians, role-playing and coming up with new ideas. The climbing triangle offers a multitude of possibilities.

Below, you’ll learn how to build your own climbing element that you can even fold up.

Useful tools

  • Mitre saw
  • Cordless drill/driver
  • Jigsaw
  • Ø28mm wood drill bit
  • 10mm twist drill bits
  • 5mm twist drill bit
  • Set of screwdriver bits
  • Conical countersink
  • Sanding paper

Materials required

  • 5 x round pine bar Ø 28 mm length 2400 mm
  • 2 x spruce bench batten 58 x 28 mm length 2400 mm
  • 2 x M8 x 30 mm knurled head screws
  • 2 x M8 nuts
  • Glued laminated pine panel 600 x 300 x 18 mm
  • Wood glue

DIY Pikler triangle video

Here’s a video on how to build your own Pikler triangle

Step-by-step instructions

Start by sawing the wood to the right size. Using the Forstner drill, drill the holes for the rungs to a depth of ten millimetres on each side of the four slats of the bench, at a distance of 150 millimetres. It’s important that all the holes are the same depth.

Then drill the two outer holes completely using the 5 mm wood drill bit. It’s best to do this from where the 28 mm holes are. This way, you’ll already be centred with the Forstner bit. On one side of the two longest bench strips, drill the adjacent hole with the 5 mm wood bit.

On the other side, the two shorter bench slats are drilled with a 15 mm deep hole 72 mm from the 5 mm hole. This is drilled with the 10 mm drill bit and is intended for the screw-on nut. This can now be screwed into the ten-millimetre hole.

The rungs can now be glued between the slats of the bench. The first and last rungs are still screwed on.

As soon as the glue has dried, remove the screw next to the screw nuts for the shorter bench slats. The screw is only used for fixing until the glue has dried. The same applies to one side of the longer bench slats, as the assembly triangle is now fitted there with these screws. In addition to the three screws on the left and right sides of the triangle, the knurled screw is screwed into the screw nut.

There are two holes for the knurled screw in the triangle. This means the climbing triangle can be folded away to save space if required.

Price comparison

Many people are certainly interested in the price of building a climbing triangle. You should expect to pay around €60 for the wood. Of course, the price also depends on whether you already have the necessary drills and screws at home or whether you also have to buy the materials. The self-built variant is in any case cheaper than the models you can buy off the shelf. That’s a saving of around half. It’s well worth building, because the Pikler triangle, originally designed for indoor use, can also be used outdoors in summer. Your children are sure to love it, and will be eager to try it out and climb it. We wish you lots of fun.