Early Childhood Playground Equipment

Does your organization cater to parents of toddlers and very young children? Playgrounds are excellent ways to keep kids entertained if you have a daycare, preschool, or similar childcare space. Plus, preschool playground equipment enables children to learn as they play, aiding early childhood development.

If you want commercial-grade, long-lasting, and safe play structures, then Little Tikes Commercial can help. We’ve provided innovative and development-focused play systems to commercial clients for decades. We focus on making learning fun, ensuring all kids get to play with fewer limits while getting the best possible benefits from playtime.

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Early Childhood Playground Equipment

Our Preschool Playground Equipment

Play matters — It’s how children learn. We design our early childhood playground structures with this in mind, integrating classic elements like slides, bridges, tunnels, and activity panels to encourage adventure and exploration.

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Early Childhood Playground Equipment

1. PlayBuilders®

Our PlayBuilders® system is flexible to benefit your needs, budget, and environment. We offer hundreds of components that are adaptable to uneven spaces, large or small parks, urban or rural environment, or whatever else your company needs. The PlayBuilders® line is easy on the budget without sacrificing quality and safety. Sturdy stainless steel posts, decks, and platforms support every system, promising years of safe play and protection from rust and corrosion.

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KidBuilders playground structure

Early Childhood Playground Equipment

2. KidBuilders®

Our KidBuilders® system takes play one step further, fueling adventures and colorful imaginations. Choose from over 500 components, including universally accessible ramps, and completely customize your playground experience. We also offer six themes with varying colors, making the KidBuilders® system compatible with every playground’s site aesthetics and requirements.

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MaxPlay playground structure

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3. MaxPlay®

We designed our MaxPlay® systems to work with even the most compact playground sites. With this system, we offer seven different configurations, packed with strategic designs that encourage the same amount of safe play as a larger-sized playground.

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NU-Edge playground structure

Early Childhood Playground Equipment

4. NU-Edge®

Our NU-Edge® play system integrates the best qualities of both nature and city life. The NU-Edge® play system’s components promote nature-inspired play with sturdy Naturtek™ material that looks and feels like real rocks, trees, and logs. Towering rooftops, sloping paths and ladders, and wooden climbing components bring children to an imaginative forest packed with sensory play and learning opportunities.

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Girl playing on playground small house

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5. Tot Builders

Perhaps the most beneficial to early childhood development, our Tot Builders playground system includes preschool-sized playhouses loaded with colors, numbers, creativity centers, sensory walls and fun.

We teamed up with childhood development and inclusive play experts to meet the needs and wants of young children and their parents. When families visit your playground, parents will be able to supervise their kids easily and will appreciate the opportunity to join in their child’s discoveries with parent-interaction features.

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Early Childhood Playground Equipment

Preschool Playsets for Childhood Development

The early years of child development are crucial for learning important skill sets, like how to talk, walk, and interact with others. Through the ages of 3 to 5, children are mastering:

Sensory input

Toddlers are taking in the world around them, sometimes literally. Children at this age love exploring through touch, smell, sight, sound and taste.

Fine motor skills

Young children are learning how to use the smaller muscles in their hands, fingers, and wrists. More specifically, they gain insight into how to manipulate small objects. They learn to use a fork and spoon, hold a pencil, play with smaller toys, and tie shoelaces.

Gross motor skills

Before starting school, children develop the ability to climb, run and walk. They are also learning balance and core strength as well as flexibility.

Cognitive skills

Children learn facts and may start learning the simplest numbers, including how to group objects and differentiate larger and smaller sizes.

Language

Kids during this stage of development are learning new words, word sounds, and associating words with meaning. They are also learning basic syntax as they start to form phrases and sentences.

Social Skills

In early childhood, children learn how to get along with others, share and take turns, and make up games. This is an important skill to learn before they begin school.

Early Childhood Playground Equipment

Pretend Play

Black Bear Tunnel Climber (LTTP2154M)
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Black Bear Tunnel Climber

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Blue Butterfly Climber (LTTP2022M)
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Blue Butterfly Climber

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Bunny Climber (LTTP2104M)
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Bunny Climber

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Calvin the Caterpillar (200200171)
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Calvin the Caterpillar

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All In! (200201328)
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Clever Climbers – All In!

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Cut Loose! (200201329)
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Clever Climbers – Cut Loose!

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Jump Start! (200201330)
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Clever Climbers – Jump Start!

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Coral Reef Climber (LTTP2037M)
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Coral Reef Climber

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Dinosaur (200023370)
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Dinosaur

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Drama Village (200202196)
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Drama Village

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Frog (200043070)
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Frog

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Frog Climber (LTTP2021M)
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Frog Climber

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Game Table with Seats (200202305)
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Game Table with Seats

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Gator Climber (LTTP2017M)
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Gator Climber

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Gator Walk (200074145)
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Gator Walk

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Gorilla Tunnel Climber (LTTP2182M)
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Gorilla Tunnel Climber

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Hammerhead Shark Climber (LTTP2138M)
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Hammerhead Shark Climber

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Harry the Hippo (200200177)
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Harry the Hippo

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Inchworm Climber (LTTP2030M)
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Inchworm Climber

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Jungle Rock Climber (LTTP2134M)
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Jungle Rock Climber

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Jungle Rock Link (LTTP2018M)
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Jungle Rock Link

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Ladybug Climber (LTTP2036M)
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Ladybug Climber

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Ladybug Hill Tunnel Climber (LTTP2008M)
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Ladybug Hill Tunnel Climber

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Log Step Climber (LTTP2143M)
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Log Step Climber

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Lumberjack Hollow Tunnel Climber (LTTP2139M)
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Lumberjack Hollow Tunnel Climber

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Play Table (200093380)
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Play Table

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Pufferfish Tunnel Climber (LTTP2443M)
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Pufferfish Tunnel Climber

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Sand and Water Table (200097740)
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Sand and Water Table

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Tree Log Climber (LTTP2142M)
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Tree Log Climber

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Triceratops16 (200042281)
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Triceratops

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Triple Hoop (200200260)
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Triple Hoop

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Tucson Turtle Climber (LTTP2020M)
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Tucson Turtle Climber

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Village Window Panel (200054651)
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Village Window Panel

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Whale Climber (LTTP2121M)
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Whale Climber

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Whale Tail Climber (LTTP2026M)
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Whale Tail Climber

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Blue curved playground slide at Winter Hill School

Early Childhood Playground Equipment

How Little Tikes Commercial Can Help With Preschool Outdoor Playground Structures

While preschool years have lots of potential for growth and development, they are not without their challenges. Fortunately, we offer inclusive, sustainable, and enriching playground solutions designed to address these challenges and:

1. Stimulate Learning

One significant challenge is young children aren’t in school yet, so they are exposed to other enriching and developmental supports like playgrounds. Giving children an outlet like active play stimulates their processing of developmental skills.

Playground equipment in communities, parks, preschools, daycares, and other public spaces enables children to develop their skills through play. This is one reason why so many parents look for playgrounds with quality planning and designs. By providing educational early childhood playgrounds with inclusive design, you are supporting parents in their goals and become more attractive to families.

2. Meet Every Child’s Needs

Another challenge with the preschool playground is toddlers develop at different rates. For example, some children learn cognitive skills easier than social skills, and vice versa. This means toddler play equipment needs to meet every child’s developmental stages so they can all play together.

3. Promote Safety

Safety is a challenge for preschool play. Toddlers can be hard on equipment, and since they are still developing their fine and gross motor skills as well as their balance, they fall down easily. Preschool playgrounds should be low and safe enough for children to play with less risk of injury.

Early Childhood Playground Equipment

The Little Tikes Commercial Preschool Equipment Difference

Little Tikes Commercial has been helping childcare centers, preschools, and communities set up quality toddler play equipment for decades. Our preschool outdoor play solutions are different because we:

Design with Care

Little Tikes Commercial works with engineers, designers, and other professionals to make educational, high-quality, and safe equipment. We get input from parents and their children to make sure our equipment is fun, appealing, and safe.

Test for Safety

To us, a brilliant design isn’t enough. We test product safety so every piece of equipment meets or exceeds the safety standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

 

Feel Passionately About Sustainability

We use lean manufacturing techniques and take a proactive role in reducing our carbon footprint. We believe toddler outdoor play equipment needs to be sustainable because we are building products for future generations.

The only way children can enjoy their future is if we take care of their environment now. For that reason, we make sure our equipment is high-quality, made from sustainable materials, and has anti-corrosion coatings. We also incorporate features that ensure equipment longevity, reducing the need for more products.

Care About Toddler Development

Little Tikes Commercial educational preschool playground equipment appeals to children’s foundational skills — including sensory skills, cognitive abilities, social skills, fine motor skills, and more — through movement and engaging play.

Think About Quality First

We use quality materials to help ensure a quality play experience. For our preschool play equipment, for example, we have rises of no more than 6 inches and molded-in graphics that add fun while also providing a solid structure for greater safety and durability.

Help You Think Inclusively

We believe all toddlers deserve to play and develop at their own pace. It’s why our inclusive playgrounds are ADA-compliant and designed to help more children play with fewer limits. Toddlers who are quickly advancing will enjoy the challenge of our play equipment, while preschool kids who are still learning will learn from others using the same play space.

 

 

Consider Our Own Children

Toddlers are the end-users for our equipment, and we think of the kids who use Little Tikes Commercial play equipment as our own children. We prioritize children’s safety while they take part in imaginative play by making sure we provide safe playground solutions.

We also want them to have fun and to grow through our equipment, which is why our whole team works hard to bring the most innovative play to custom playgrounds.

Offer Customization

Do you want to lease equipment or build a toddler play area in stages? Do you want pre-made pieces or a customized playground? No matter what your needs are, we have playground design solutions to make it happen. Whether you’re on a budget or have specific needs that require custom work, our professional team will help you create the playground for toddlers you’ve always dreamed of.

Help With Every Stage

Do you need help designing your toddler play area? No problem. Little Tikes Commercial has team members who can help you work around special needs, small spaces, playground equipment for specific ages, uneven ground, and other challenges.

Do you need inspiration? Little Tikes Commercial has experience from thousands of projects and can come up with ideas that are right for you. From answering your questions to even helping with financing, we take care of you so you can take care of kids through your playground.

Kids playing on playground tree

Early Childhood Playground Equipment

Find Out More About Toddler and Preschool Playground Equipment

Are you ready to set up or add to your preschool or toddler independent play area? We’ve worked with daycares, places of worship, preschools, homeowners associations, municipalities, and other organizations — and we can help you, too.

Contact us or request a quote to get your preschool playground started today. Find out more about Little Tikes Commercial and our play spaces by contacting your local representative or signing up for our newsletter. We look forward to planning with you.

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