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Half Round

Item# half-round

All Half Rounds have a six week lead time. Please be aware that your product will be delivered within six weeks of purchase due to its hand-made process.

Availability: In stock

Product Name Price Qty
Half Round 24"
$150.00
Half Round 48"
$225.00

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Large half cylinders made of and durable wood! Children are guaranteed to have fun when it comes to Half Rounds. Use indoors or out as a slide, tunnel, boat, plane, balance beam, or any other way you can imagine!

The Half Round is a curved plywood tunnel. Incredibly durable and strong, it can withstand a horde of the fiercest little sailors, pirates or explorers. It's also a great natural element for a multitude of gross motor activities and is a unique addition to any center. Sold individually or in a set of three different sizes.

Comes in three sizes, 24", 48", 72". All are 18" in diameter.

The 24" and 48" can be shipped through regular ground - please calculate your shipping based on your zip code at checkout.

The set of three 24", 48", 72" Half Rounds require freight shipping. Due to the length being oversized, the flat rate for shipping the set of three is approximately $350 anywhere in the continental US. (This excludes Hawaii and Alaska.) Please call to place an order for the full set.

The 72" cannot be sold individually due to prohibitive shipment costs. We apologize for any inconvenience!

All Half Rounds have a six week lead time. Please be aware that your product will be delivered within six weeks of purchase due to its hand-made process.
The Kodo Classroom

At Kodo we know that children’s physical development is just as important as their cognitive development. Indoors or outdoors, Half Rounds will invite playful, interactive movement.

Use the Half Round indoors for gross motor development. Children can climb over, sit on, tunnel through and rock in them. Perfect for a sing along and act-it-out version of Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Rub a Dub Dub, The Motor Boat Chant and The Slippery Fish song.

Flip it over like a tunnel and cover with a silk cloth or ordinary bed sheet, add a couple of flashlights, dim the classroom lights and let the discovery begin. Your kids will soon be pretending to be nightcrawlers, beetles, moles and snakes as they scoot, crawl and slither through it.

Adults can set up the Half Round as a slide by propping up one end on a stack of mats or cushions. Outdoors, position it on a grassy slope or mound of sand. Sliding down a Half Round is wonderfully fun but must be supervised by an adult. Try incorporating a half round into your next impromptu obstacle course.

Offer a basket of balls along with the half round for an interesting exploration of path, trajectory, angle and motion as balls travel up the sides of the half round as it is rocked. Notice if children try to control the ball’s speed or path by rocking fast or slow.

Questions to think about:
How does changing the way you rock the half round, change the way the ball moves?

Where in the community would you find a structure similar to the half round? Perhaps on a construction site, community skateboard park or natural landform.

Try other materials in addition to balls. What properties does a material need to work well with the half round?

Use the Half Round for:
crawling, tunneling, sitting, climbing, rocking
as an imaginary boat, rocket and more
tunnels for toy trains or cars
caves or hidey holes for stuffed animals
a space for collecting all sorts of things
cradles for baby dolls
bridges for toys and people
quiet spot for infants
reading nook for preschoolers

The Half Round is perfect for preschoolers of any age and is certain to engage, delight and inspire creative movement and dramatic play.

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