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How does swing play affect children?
Vestibular stimulation can be divided into three categories according to the direction of motion: horizontal, vertical, and rotational. The so-called level refers to activities in which the direction of motion is parallel to the ground, such as running, cycling, swinging, rocking horses and slippery slides. The high degree of safety is also widely recommended. Vertical stimulation is the vertical movement of the body, including jumping spring beds, playing seesaws and so on. Rotation is a severe stimuli. Because rotation is potentially dangerous for children who have had epilepsy or cardiovascular-related diseases, it is not recommended for children to be “passive”. The swing can perform these three different directions of vestibular stimulation. The swing speed can be fast or slow, and the child can enjoy the rapid stimulation of the dive. However, when the child is upset and uneasy, sit on the swing and gently stabilize the swing and level. Feeling the mood, it can be said that it is a great activity to satisfy the vestibular system.
Children who are oversensitive to vestibular stimuli may be afraid to sit on swings, slides and escalators compared to children of the same age, and do not like to bend their heads forward to make a similar inverted movement; instead, to the vestibule Children with insufficient stimuli may seek vestibular stimuli on their own. For example, they like to turn around in circles, shake their bodies, jump up and down, rush to rush, like to swing vigorously, and play slides. The following sections will introduce some activities that use swinging to further observe whether children have abnormalities. They can also use these activities to provide children with vestibular stimulation and improve sensory integration.