This is part of the climbing area of our (new) local playground.
It’s “the spinny thing”.
The bars are off-centre, so you can hang on to them & use your own weight to spin yourself around its axis.
Ellie has got quite good at this; she’s learning, as with the rings & ropes at the gym, to use her arms & legs to propel herself about.
Jake doesn’t need to so much; being heavier his main concern is that once he gets going he can’t stop!
That, of course, is when I step in.
They’re at their best when they play together, as they are here.
They both discovered that they are able not only to push each around but also to stop the spinny thing if needed.
And that’s the best kind of play isn’t it? Co-operative & social, educational, & above all fun!
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