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What Are Rie Principles?

The premise of Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) is simple: to educate parents and caregivers on creating a culture of authenticity and resourcefulness. At the heart of RIE is respect—responding to infants and children with the same respectfulness we try to use in our adult relationships.  Proponents of RIE claim the practice encourages parents to …

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How Do You Make A Foldable Pikler Triangle Climbing Frame?

Pikler Triangle Climbing frames have been recommended by health professionals around the world to promote and encourage the development of strength and coordination in children as young as 6 months, at a self-guided pace. Little Big Learning’s Australian designed climbing frames are available in a range of materials for you to choose because there’s no …

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What’s A Pikler Triangle?

A Pikler triangle is a climbing structure for children. And it’s not “Pickler” or “Picklar” which are common misspellings. The name comes from its creator, Dr. Emmi Pikler, a Hungarian pediatrician. Dr. Pikler developed a child-rearing approach based on a kind and respectful relationship between an adult and infant, through tender care moments, a naturally …

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Is The Pikler Triangle Safe?

The Pikler Triangle was developed over 100 years ago by Hungarian pediatrician, Dr Emmi Pikler and it’s stuck around and hasn’t really changed that much. To put simply, it’s a wooden climbing frame. While traditional outdoor playgrounds and climbing equipment are targeted towards the older child with already developed gross motor skills, the Pikler Triangle …

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