Swinging and rocking is an important activity for developing children’s psychomotor skills.
- This activity involves a to-and-fro motion, whether from front-to-back or side-to-side.
- It stimulates and develops the vestibular system, which is responsible for creating the sense of balance, coordination and orientation.
- It activates the muscle groups required to keep the body in a vertical position.
It allows children to leave their stable position and experiment with uncoordinated movements. It should teach them to develop their spatial awareness and work on their posture.
Springers are the ideal playground structures for children to practice this activity.