The 3 best Pikler triangles for toddlers

A Pikler triangle is the perfect play equipment for the motor development of children from approx. 10 months. But which size is the right one and how much does such a climbing triangle cost? Here is all the important information.

Children who cannot cope with the simplest motor challenges? Unfortunately this is a reality with more and more children. The Pikler triangle (also known as the "triangular stand") ensures that even small children can develop their motor skills in an age-appropriate manner - usually even without further assistance from adults.

Such a climbing triangle promotes motor skills, the sense of balance and strengthens the muscles . Important: This motor skills play device must be selected in the correct size so that it is safe and fulfills the purpose. Incidentally, the construction is based on an idea and development of the Hungarian pediatrician Emmi Pikler , who also founded the Pikler pedagogy. The size, the distance between the rungs and the entire construction are therefore well thought out.

We have summarized here in a compact way when a climbing triangle according to Emmi Pikler can be used sensibly and which size is optimal.

Tip : Climbing frames for the garden that have a similar, positive effect can be found here.

Checklist for the Pikler triangle

  • The correct age for a Pikler triangle cannot be determined exactly, but is around 10 months . The following rule of thumb applies: As soon as a toddler can crawl and climb up and down elevations of at least 10 cm independently, the time has come for a rung triangle according to Emmi Pikler. But even for children who can already run, it is not too late for a climbing triangle.
  • Up to what age the Pikler triangle fits: At the beginning ( from around 10 months ) the triangular stand serves as a device to accompany the raising process of children . At the age of two, most children manage to climb such a climbing triangle and also climb the highest rung - usually with a level of certainty that amazes many parents. The triangle has not had its day - it can be expanded from this point onwards:
  • Pikler triangle in combination with a sliding board: From the age of approx. 2 years , the climbing triangle becomes the "suspension base" for a sliding board that brings new motor challenges on the inclined plane. In this constellation, this play equipment is a challenge for children up to 6 years of age - and can also be used as a "hiding place" (with a blanket) - most children love it!
  • The right size of a climbing triangle: Models with a height between 70 - 90 cm are ideal . Larger triangles , some of which are over 100 cm high, are also offered - but do not serve the purpose better. On the contrary: Once the children have found out how to get over the top rung, it doesn't matter at what height it happens - it just increases the risk of injury in the event of a fall or with the sliding board.
  • Foldable climbing triangles are particularly practical because they can be stowed away to save space . A securely constructed folding mechanism is important here.

Tip : You can find more high-quality Pikler toys here.

High-quality climbing triangles according to Emmi Pikler

Model name Pikler triangle price Age Height of the climbing triangle
Climbing triangle according to Emmi Pikler from Ehrenkind 199.00 euros from approx. 10 months 73 cm
Climbing triangle KlapperSpecht like Pikler 204.95 euros from approx. 10 months 90 cm
Climbing triangle designed by Emmi Pikler from Holzspielzeug Peitz 149.95 euros from approx. 10 months 90 cm

Recommended climbing triangles for children from 10 months

Here is a selection of climbing triangles based on Emmi Pikler.

What products do parents recommend?
The following selection takes five quality criteria into account: reviews, ratings, number of purchases, test marks and seals of approval.

Pikler triangles for children

Climbing triangle according to Pikler von Ehrenkind
Climbing triangle according to Pikler von Ehrenkind

With a height of 73.2 cm, this climbing triangle is the perfect height, according to experts. In this model, solid beech wood is processed to a very high quality into a stable construction that can also be folded up to save space. Our current favorite among Pikler triangles - with a very fair price.
Climbing triangle like Pikler from KlapperSpecht
Climbing triangle like Pikler from KlapperSpecht

A triangular stand that inspires many parents and children due to its extremely stable and high-quality design. The climbing triangle can also be safely folded up with one hand movement. No assembly is necessary.
Convertible Mopitri climbing triangle according to Pikler von Ette tete
Convertible Mopitri climbing triangle according to Pikler von Ette tete

This climbing triangle can be used as a "classic" triangle according to Emmi Pikler - but it can also be transformed into different shapes: lower or raise it, make it flat or form two small triangles. A very popular variant, which is also preferred by many parents of the intended child.
MAMOI Pikler triangle set v.2 for children modern | Indoor climbing frame minimalist design | ...
MAMOI Pikler triangle set v.2 for children modern | Indoor climbing frame minimalist design | ...
  • ‚úĒThe indoor climbing tower set with slides is made of high-quality pine and plywood, which makes it stable. The elements have been sanded very carefully so that no sharp edges ...
  • ‚úĒThe assembly of the Monkey Bar climbing frame is also very easy. The products can be loaded up to 50 kg and are suitable for children over 36 months. The set of Pickler triangles is - depending on weight ...
  • ‚úĒModern design goes well with any room. The indoor climbing frame set in natural design looks light and looks good in any facility. Universal appearance is particularly suitable ...
  • ‚úĒThe Pickler triangle set is made from CNC-cut pine wood, high-quality plywood and cotton fabric. The indoor climbing frames children are environmentally friendly and safe for children ....
  • ‚úĒ100% money-back guarantee - at MAMOI, the highest quality applies not only to the products, but also to our customer service: Don't fall in love with our product, refund ...
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MAMOI climbing triangle seesaw wood natural materials | Quadro climbing frame slide made of pine wood | ...
MAMOI climbing triangle seesaw wood natural materials | Quadro climbing frame slide made of pine wood | ...
  • ‚úĒThe climbing triangle for toddlers guarantees safe play at home and in the garden. The product meets the strict safety requirements and EN AND CE STANDARDS. The Pickler triangle with ...
  • ‚úĒThe Pikler triangle is made from environmentally friendly materials such as natural wood and plywood that are protected by ecological and child-safe means. During production ...
  • ‚úĒThe Pickler triangle with slide made of cotton is - depending on weight and size - intended for children of all ages and is perfect for playing at home and in the garden. That is a...
  • ‚úĒ Simple and modern design fits every child's room. The seesaw for children outdoors and indoors looks like an arch. You can also add colorful pillows and blankets to the cradle. The pickler ...
  • ‚úĒ100% money-back guarantee - at MAMOI, the highest quality applies not only to the products, but also to our customer service: Don't fall in love with our product, refund ...
Climbing triangle in the style of Emmi Pikler from Sweet Home from wood
Climbing triangle in the style of Emmi Pikler from Sweet Home from wood

The angle of this climbing triangle can be adjusted - and thus perfectly adjusted to the size of the child. The dimensions: height: 89.50 cm, width: 62.50 cm.
Climbing triangle from Holzspielzeug-Peitz
Climbing triangle from Holzspielzeug-Peitz

With a height of 90 cm, this climbing triangle is well suited for slightly older children. The manufacturer Peitz is known for very high quality wooden toys.
Colorful climbing triangle in the style of Emmi Pikler from RINAGYM
Colorful climbing triangle in the style of Emmi Pikler from RINAGYM

Thanks to the safety lock, the climbing frame stands solid and wobble-free and cannot accidentally collapse. Each rung holds a weight of up to 60 kg. Painted with child-friendly water-based paint. This triangle of bars measures 115 x 115 x 115 cm and can be easily stowed away thanks to the safety lock.

Slide boards for climbing triangles

From the age of approx. 2 years , the climbing triangle can be combined with a slide board . The triangular stand serves as a "hanging base". On this inclined plane, further valuable motor experience can be gained :

Slide board for climbing triangle according to Emmi Pikler by KlapperSpecht
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Slide board for climbing triangle according to Emmi Pikler by KlapperSpecht

One side of the board is provided with rungs as a chicken ladder and makes it easy for children to climb up. The other side is smooth and makes for a lot of fun sliding.
Slide board from wooden toy Peitz
Slide board from wooden toy Peitz

This massive sliding board with a length of 150 cm is the perfect addition to a climbing triangle. As usual, the execution from the manufacturer Peitz is extremely high quality.
Sprout tree for climbing triangle from KlapperSpecht
Sprout tree for climbing triangle from KlapperSpecht

This sprout tree is a special challenge for slightly older children from around 2 years. The device can also be used without a climbing triangle on the ground in order to balance on it.

Climbing arches and seesaws according to Pikler

Climbing arches and seesaws also correspond to Emmi Pikler's educational approach and help children develop their own movement.

Tip : There is a larger selection of high-quality climbing bows here.

Ehrenkind¬ģ climbing arch according to Pikler foldable | Birch plywood + solid beech wood | Climbing frame | ...
Ehrenkind¬ģ climbing arch according to Pikler foldable | Birch plywood + solid beech wood | Climbing frame | ...
  • JOY & FUN - Inspired by the Pikler climbing arch, the climbing arch brings a lot of joy and fun. Whether for climbing children's room or as a cave, children can let their creativity run wild ...
  • SAFE, STABLE, including CHILD LOCKING - The wall bars for children's rooms are safe and tested in Germany. The child safety lock prevents it from collapsing while playing.
  • PROMOTES MOTOR DEVELOPMENT - The climbing arch for toddlers promotes motor skills, movement development and creativity.
  • HIGH-QUALITY MATERIALS CLEANLY PROCESSED - High-quality solid beech wood and varnished birch plywood (harmless varnish), wooden baby toys processed by carpenters.
  • PRACTICAL & EXPANDABLE - As a climbing wall children's room with indoor slide, expandable to a Pikler climbing arch with slide or wall bars for children. Save space after removing the child lock ...
MAMOI Pikler triangle with slide Climbing seesaw wood Natural materials | Quadro climbing frame slide ...
MAMOI Pikler triangle with slide Climbing seesaw wood Natural materials | Quadro climbing frame slide ...
  • ‚úĒThe climbing triangle for toddlers guarantees safe play at home and in the garden. The product meets the strict safety requirements and EN AND CE STANDARDS. This toy is made of ...
  • ‚úĒThe product is made from environmentally friendly materials such as natural wood and plywood, protected by ecological and child safe means. No ...
  • ‚úĒThe Pickler triangle is a multifunctional toy: It can serve as a climbing ladder as well as a cradle. The product is - depending on weight and size - for children over 36 months ...
  • ‚úĒ Simple and modern design fits every child's room. Light wood looks light and natural. The seesaw for children outdoors and indoors looks like an arch, so it doesn't have any sharp ...
  • ‚úĒ100% money-back guarantee. At MAMOI, the highest quality is not only associated with the products, but also with our customer service: If you do not fall in love with our product, we will refund ...
Rung seesaw
Rung seesaw
  • Can be used from both sides - seesaw and bridge in one
  • Made entirely from the natural material wood
  • Rounded edges and stable rungs provide security
  • Rocking as a fun training for muscles and coordination
  • For kindergarten and children's gymnastics: great element for movement construction sites
Ship swing 8075 - children's seesaw - climbing bridge - play furniture - solid wood
Ship swing 8075 - children's seesaw - climbing bridge - play furniture - solid wood
  • Universally applicable ‚úÖ As a children's play bridge for climbing and gymnastics, for toddlers to sit in and gently swing, set up on the side as a shop, with a sail pole and ...
  • Stimulate the senses ‚úÖ Learn coordination and balance, train your sense of balance, promote creativity
  • Can also be used as furniture (table and chair set) ‚úÖ
  • ‚úÖ Handles on both sides, saliva-proof surface, quick to assemble, chic play furniture for the children's room
  • Dimensions of the ship swing ‚úÖChildren's seesaw 8075: approx. W / H / L 36.5 x 41 x 105 cm
Colorful children's baby seesaw 8070 - toddler climbing bridge - wood - baby swing
Colorful children's baby seesaw 8070 - toddler climbing bridge - wood - baby swing
  • Universally applicable ‚úÖ As a children's play bridge for climbing and gymnastics, for babies to gently rock back and forth, for dolls as a doll's cradle or bed, placed on the side as ...
  • Stimulate the senses, learn coordination and balance ‚úÖ Train your sense of balance, promote creativity, learn colors
  • Handles on both sides ‚úÖ laterally closed Material: Solid, 18mm alder wood, loadable up to 50kg
  • Saliva-proof surface, set up quickly ‚úÖ chic play furniture for the children's room
  • ‚úÖ Dimensions of the colorful children's baby bouncer 8070: approx. W / H / D 87 x 32 x 39 cm

Joboo stacking stones

In addition to the Pikler triangle, the stacking stones from the German manufacturer Joboo are also perfect for motor development for children from 6 months - and older children can also be challenged extremely creatively with them.

Stacking stones set of 12 from Joboo
Stacking stones set of 12 from Joboo

Whether stacked in a tower, as "rocking stones" for balancing or as a seat:
The multifunctional and feather-light stacking stones from Joboo (only 180 grams per stone) can be used extremely versatile thanks to their extraordinary properties . Thus, not only balance, coordination and spatial awareness are trained - they also invite children to use their creative potential.
The stones are made of harmless particle foam in Germany by the original manufacturer "Joboo" and can be used indoors, in the garden and even in the water or in the sandpit.
This set contains 4 stacking stones, suitable for children from 6 months .

Frequently asked questions about the Pikler triangle

1. Which Emmi Pikler climbing triangle is best for my child?

It is important to have a high-quality, solid design and the right size : climbing frames with a height of over 90 cm are considered too high . Here you can find climbing frames by Emmi Pikler , which are really high quality and popular with parents and children. These include these bestseller models:

- Climbing triangle according to Emmi Pikler from Ehrenkind : an extremely high-quality and foldable rung triangle at the perfect height (73.2 cm).
- Climbing triangle from Holzspielzeug-Peitz: A massive climbing frame with a height of 90 cm in real carpenter-master quality. The manufacturer Peitz is well known for very high quality wooden toys.
- Flexible climbing triangle according to Emmi Pikler by Ette tete : adjustable climbing frame that can be set up in a wide variety of ways.
- Pikler -style climbing triangle by KlapperSpecht: High-quality climbing triangle made by Emmi Pikler, which many parents recommend. The play equipment is foldable and is delivered already assembled.
- Climbing triangle made by Emmi Pikler from RINAGYM: This rung triangle is 60 cm high - perfect for small children. It can be stowed away easily thanks to the safety lock. Made from beech wood and plywood.

2. From what age can an Emmi Pikler climbing frame be used?

Children who crawl and can climb elevations of at least 10 cm up and down on their own are ready for a climbing frame according to Pikler . This is the case on average at around 10 months of age . the time has come for a sprout triangle according to Emmi Pikler. In combination with a sliding board (from approx. 2 years), such climbing frames are interesting up to an age of approx. 6 years .

3. How tall should a Pikler triangle be?

Models with a height between 70 - 90 cm are ideal . Larger triangles , sometimes over 100 cm, do not serve the purpose better. On the contrary: Once the children have found out how to get over the top rung, it doesn't matter at what height it happens - it just increases the risk of injury in the event of a fall or with the sliding board. The climbing triangle by Emmi Pikler by Ehrenkind is 73 cm high and therefore perfect in size. And the model with a height of 90 cm from Holzspielzeug-Peitz comes in premium quality from the carpenter.

4. From what age can a Pikler triangle be combined with a slide board?

As soon as a child manages to climb safely over the highest rung of the climbing triangle, the device can also be combined with a sliding board like this model from Peitz . Usually the time has come for it with children between 2 and 3 years of age .


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