When i was young, my mother sent me outside and i would spend hours swinging. i would sing, i would close my eyes to surprise myself by how high i’d gone and as i got bigger i’d challenge myself by jumping off at the highest point.
swinging does so many good things for sensory motor development that listing them all would make an unwieldy run-on sentence. strength building, improving coordination, organizing the body and mind are just a few features. the full list of benefits are listed below.
the great thing about swinging is that it can be enjoyed at any age. from the infant swing, toddler seat to the old fashioned wood plank roped over a giant tree limb; even most grown-ups will find themselves enjoying the sensation of swinging!
helps the body become comfortable to a new kind of movement.
helps the eyes to learn how to see the world while moving around.
rapid swinging, increases the alertness of the individual.
slow swinging relaxes and clams the body.
Age: Birth - 24 months