Fun Climbing Toys for Preschoolers

Active Play for Your Little Monkey

Got a busy preschooler? Climbers are awonderful outdoor toys (or indoor if you've got the space) that not only let them have fun and keep them busy but also help them work their muscles and gross motor skills. With features that include slides, swings, and other climbing surfaces, climbers offer a variety of activities. For safe and optimum play, be sure you follow the manufacturer's instructions in terms of weight limits and number of children allowed on the unit at once.

Step2 Naturally Playful Woodland Climber is a good-sized climber with a lot to offer. Sturdy walls with lots of openings, a slide, and a steering wheel are all part of the fun, as is a ladder and a notched ledge climbing wall.

Good for kids ages 2-4 years. Assembly required.

If your little one is interested in the school bus, the Little Tikes School Bus Activity Gym is a good option. It's not a traditional climber in that it doesn't have tall walls or notches, but there is a slide, a steering wheel and a place to sit and drive. It looks small, but at least two kids can sit inside of it while another plays on the outside.

Great for kids ages 12 months to four years. Assembly required.

Bring the playground to your backyard with the Lifetime Dome Climber. Great for older preschoolers, it's made of powder-coated steel that won't rust or get too hot in the sun. Up to six children can climb up and down the dome which comes equipped with rock climbing hand grips for easy play.

Appropriate for kids ages four and up. Assembly required.

So cute! The Climb-N-Crawl Caterpillar can be played with in two ways for double the fun -- in or on top. The colorful caterpillar is divided into colorful sections that kids can crawl through like a tunnel or climb on top of like a balance beam. The sections can be arranged however you like and additions can also be purchased.

Great for kids ages 2 and up. Assembly required.

All I could say when I saw the Step2 Skyward Summit up close and personal was "wow." It's cool. And big. And lots of fun. Over six feet high and with over 100 square feet of climbing area, the Skyward Summit includes two climbing cargo nets, two floor nets, and 12 grips for easy climbing.

Great for kids ages four and up. Assembly required.

Little Tikes Seek & Explore Expedition Climber is a multi-level climber with lots of play surfaces, including a bridge, slide, two platforms and a plank. Featuring a castle motif, kids can use their imagination as they fight dragons and rescue the princess.

Great for kids ages two and up. Assembly required.


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