Swinging Is Good For Your Child
Swinging isn’t just a fun and interactive parent and child outdoor activity. It has a number of other less obvious benefits for child development that you may not think about.
1) Eye development
The development of changing the depth of focus has already started at 6 months and is basically completed during the baby’s second year. Swinging is one of the most excellent ways of helping to develop this ability and exercise it as the baby is moving back and forth constantly changing the depth of focus. (This is a period when watching TV should be at the absolute minimum, preferably not at all.) So don’t wait to long before you start your baby swinging.
Eyes and ears are major organs when it comes to balance. When swinging it is not only the eyes that are trained and exercised but also the fluid in the inner ear is constantly swirling back and forth, which is great for the development of balance. When swinging your baby is not only leaning front wards and back wards she/he is also moving back and forth and up and down.
To get oneself swinging only by moving ones body is harder than it looks. At the age of about 4 years old a child can swing by themselves and swinging is super for learning and training full body coordination.
Written By: Chris Charlwood
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