Thursday, July 31, 2008

Brachiation Ladder is Up!

Hunter's glad to be back brachiating again. I had been working on it up until just a couple days before we left, and I realized that I never posted a blog about it or took pictures of it.

It's still not completely finished. The braces aren't cut so it's not as sturdy as it will be. It doesn't have all the holes drilled in it because my drill bit wore out (Argh. Long story.) It needs some adjustments so that the height can be more easily adjusted. But all in all, it's usable. And more importantly, we've been using it.

It is a bit short, just eight feet long (the suitable length to fit over a mattress). Since my room is not very big this works nicely. It's positioned over my bed for a soft landing should he fall. The height is set so it's just high enough for him to be able to do it independently on his tippy toes.

But, yes, he is loving it, and wanting to do it all the time. He has not quite figured out the rhythm yet, but we will get there very soon.

To read more about the importance and benefits of this simple tool, read our post from a few weeks ago.

"For they shall hear of thy great name, and of thy strong hand, and of thy stretched out arm... that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel..."
1 Kings 8:42-43

Hunter is 3 years, 4 months old

1 comment:

  1. I had a brachiator as a kid and loved it! To this day (I just turned 29), I still love climbing on just about everything. As a matter of fact, I am an American Ninja Warrior finalist. So I guess all that early climbing worked.

    Such a great brain training tool too.



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