No other piece of equipment is more standard in a Waldorf classroom than a play stand. Play stands are versatile, durable and provide the children with hours and hours of imaginative play. You child can use them as a home, store, tent, boat, fort, vehicle - just about anything! My children would even drape dreamy silks over theirs and pull in their sheepskin and sleep! This leads me to believe that their natural survival instinct is urging them to "create shelter" for themselves. Again, play as important and developmental learning.
Here are our playstands :