The Pikler Arch

At 9 months Otto is pulling up on his Pikler Arch. He typically steps as much as the first rail and in the present day I seen he put one foot as much as the second rail. It takes time, he’s experimenting, he’s testing and difficult himself! The Pikler Arch provides a unbelievable opportunity to meet his developmental wants in a safe and supervised way.

How we use the arch:

Always supervise. I wouldn’t put this within the child’s bedroom. We have it in his movement/play area, zinnat01 (mouse click the following web page) subsequent to our living area which is always supervised.

Have it on or near a soft or padded surface. I wouldn’t put the arch directly on hard tiles. Ours is on a wool rug which works fine. I considered putting a lambswool or thin mattress nearby however to this point it’s not needed.

Allow the child to discover it independently. They will use it when they are ready. There isn’t any need to incentivize or show them how to do it and I would by no means put a child on it. Just make it available!

Why we like the arch:

It’s small. It’s excellent for the child who is at the very starting of their climbing, they will use it to pull to standing and there’s no risk of them getting stuck or climbing too high that they cannot get down. The scale and the space between the rails has been designed for infants from crawling.

Unbelievable for their muscle development and coordination. Otto is a great climber and he needs to climb. He climbs our stairs, couches, equipment at the playground and the arch is another avenue for him to explore.

Assists the child to fulfill developmental needs. Climbing, exploring, testing limits and capabilities are real developmental needs. When the child’s developmental needs are met they are generally more settled, calm and happy.

Help the child to develop spatial awareness.

Because of the design, it empowers babies. T,he steps are small, they will use the rails to pull up with their hands, it enables the infant and permits them to safely use their growing bodies in new and exciting ways.

It brings joy. The Pikler Arch brings pleasure to the child after they realize what they are capable of once they fulfill their aim. I can see Otto beam with pride when he climbs up on it.

Assists children to develop to their full potential.

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