When you're three you dearly want to climb, but sometimes your little legs won't get you up that first step and you need a little boost.
This is competence and resilience in action. The boys faced a challenge and instead of asking for help they assessed the problem and acted by developing a plan and adapting it to the situation as it unfolded.
There is so much happening here - teamwork; persistence; creative thinking; carrying out a plan; taking risks; feeling successful; being independent - and yet outdoor moments like these can be over looked and underestimated by adults in favour of skills like reading and writing.
Unlike writing your name, these skills aren't easy to measure or test. They can't be taken home and shown to grandparents and hung on the fridge.
And yet it is these skills rather than the ability to write your name that will stand children in good stead when they make the big transition to school - and indeed throughout their life.
It is up to us to make these moments as glamorous for parents as a name written on a piece of artwork. It is up to us to give learning through play the 'wow' factor that it deserves.