Motor skills symbols - Example: Ship play equipment

Motor skills symbols - Example: Ship play equipment

Strenght

Strenght
  • Climbing onto the back deck of the ship


Having to climb without handholds and steps forces children to use their entire body efficiently.

Sense of rhythm

Sense of rhythm
  • Stepping stones
  • “Mushrooms” in the middle of the ship


The moving elements needed for crossing from one side of the ship to the other with one or two feet at a time are challenging.


Balance

Balance
  • Uneven surfaces at the sides of the ship
  • “Mushrooms” in the middle of the ship
  • Stepping stones


These elements test how well children can maintain their balance during the exercise as well as regaining their balance at the end of the motion.


Spatial perception

Spatial perception
  • “Mushrooms” in the middle of the ship
  • Corrugated surfaces at the sides of the ship
  • Snaking handrail

These elements test how well children can judge distances and size – including when moving.