It’s a fact: kids love to climb. Even if you spend the entire day at the playground, they’re still going to come home and want to launch themselves off of your living room set. That’s probably what explains some of the fascination with the Nugget couch. Sure, it functions as seating, but it’s so, so much more, transforming into anything that your kiddo can come up with — a castle, a cave, or even a super slide. But if you can’t get a Nugget couch, you can always try these modular climbable sets instead.
At one point, it was almost impossible to get your hands on a Nugget. The wait list for The Nugget Couch ($229) was many months long, in fact. It makes you wonder how four foam pieces (i.e. a base, cushion, and two triangle pillows) could cause such a commotion, but The Nugget has legions of followers (it boasts over 13,000 5-star reviews on its site alone).
But what is it about scaling your sofa or leaping from your loveseat in general that is so attractive to kids? Well, part of it is based in biology and how kids are wired, Anne Inwood, LCSW, a licensed clinical social worker says. “Toddlers are climbing as they are developing their gross motor skills,” Inwood explains. “They want to use the new skills they are developing and continue to explore, and as they climb, some realize that they like the way that it makes their bodies feel.”
And that’s why you need a Nugget, or any of these modular pieces that will be perfect for your mini mountain climber.
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