Balancing is an important skill for children to learn as they grow. It is a skill that begins as soon as children learn to stand and walk and continues to develop well into their adolescence. The 8-foot Straight Balance Beam is an excellent addition to any size playground as it allows children to continue practicing balance. Designed for the 2 to 12 age range, children of all balancing abilities 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-foot Straight Balance Beam is also great for promoting social play as children learn about sharing while taking turns on the beam. Even though the height of the balance beam is low, it is still important to have proper safety surfacing to help prevent injury in case of a fall.