Rocking is a fun activity that plays an important role in children’s motor development and body awareness.
Different outdoor play structures can be used for this activity : various types of swings or oscillating components.
This exercise requires motor coordination of the entire body. To create the movement, children need to coordinate their arms, legs and gaze.
On a swing, after establishing a continuous and stable rocking motion, children can then work towards increasing their height with each swing. On a springer, children need to learn how to control and anticipate its movements to achieve better oscillation.
Rocking is a source of pleasure and fun for children. Gentle rocking is soothing for children with autism.