Balancing is an important skill for children to learn as they grow. It begins to develop as soon as children learn to stand and walk and continues well into their adolescence. The 8-Feet Straight Balance Beam is an excellent addition to any size playground as it allows children to continue practicing balance. Designed for the elementary and preschool age range, children of all skill levels are able to practice and refine their skills. Once imagination gets involved, a trip across the balance beam turns into walking across a narrow bridge over a canyon or traveling across a log on a lake. With children, imagination knows no bounds! The 8-Feet Straight Balance Beam is also great for promoting social play as children learn about sharing while taking turns on the beam. They may stumble at first, but soon they will learn to put one foot in front of the other with ease.