The Hurdles are highly attractive with their bouncy levels of steps. Children will try the Hurdles out again and again, persistently creating new ways and routes to traverse. The balance, climb and sway experience is made the more thrilling and intriguing by the swaying, bouncy ropes carrying the steps. They bounce back to the child's movements, adding an element of thrill and concentration to every step. The many horizontal steps add a meandering character to the climb, stimulating the sense of balance and space. These are crucial for navigating the world with physical confidence and security. The Hurdles' horizontal steps also add the opportunity to take a break and a bouncy seat and negotiate with friends how to pass one another to get to the other end. Such turn-taking skills are important social-emotional skills.