What is it
Cloudy the Parachute by FAFU encourages co-operative, non-competitive games & reinforces turn-taking & sharing. Perfect for children of all ages and abilities. Fill Cloudy up with air and he will stand alone like a large balloon until someone starts jumping on him and pushing the air-pockets around. A wide variety of different games can be played such as balls and bean bags can be bounced on the parachute.
What our team of testers said
"I like running under it" - Boy aged 3.3
The children enjoyed moving the parachute high and low, they were then instructed to run underneath it and swap with a friend - Observed by play leader
"Can we put the parachute over the climbing frame to make a tent? - Boy aged 3.7
- Encourages imagination
- Promotes teamwork
- Encourages gross motor skills
What our experts think
Active play gives children great exercise, contributing to a healthy lifestyle. The children loved running around while playing ‘Sharks’, moving the parachute around with their arms to create the waves. Games like this can help children to develop their gross motor skills, strengthen their arm and leg muscles, and build coordination and balance.
The parachute allows children to play group games too, allowing them to practice social skills such as taking turns. It also encourages children to work as a team – for example, when trying to keep a ball balanced on top of the parachute, everyone must move their end of the parachute at the same time.
- RRP: £150
- Brands: FAFU
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: Outdoor
- Types of skills developed: Core stability & balance
Gross motor skills
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills
Teamwork, turn taking & sharing