How Balance and Movement Affects Children's Behaviors.

The vestibular system equals the sense of balance and movement and is very important to develop in children.

The Vestibular system is the sense of balance and movement and is very important to develop in children.  The PDF article below written by Heather Greutman points out the relationship between the vestibular system and behavior.  

Here are just a few things that are important to building a strong vestibular system:

·         Rolling

·         Crawling

·         Tummy time or stomach time

·         Climbing

·         Jumping

·         Swinging (upright, upside down, side to side, spinning)

·         Basically moving and putting their bodies, in particular their head in as many different positions or movements as possible

The vestibular system equals the sense of balance and movement.  Click on the PDF LInk below to learn more about the importance of this "6th sense" that has a profound affect on behavior.

 

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