Crawling is a motor skills activity that mainly concerns babies from 5 months of age, starting as soon as their muscles are sufficiently developed to allow them to balance.

In a play area, crawling in a tunnel, under a platform, or from one side of a structure to the other is a fun exercise that helps young children develop an awareness of their body in a small space.

Good head/hand/leg coordination is required to avoid obstacles, for example, bumping their head if they stand up too soon.

Crawling through a tunnel in an outdoor play structure also calls for a certain amount of courage : children need to overcome their apprehension to make their way through a relatively long and dark space.

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