Spinning, twirling and rocking all stimulate the vestibular system, the centre of balance in the brain. It is important to encourage this kind of movement, particularly in the early years when your child is in such a tremendous growth-spurt, as it helps develop your child’s balance and coordination skills, strengthens eye muscles and upgrades the vestibular system ready for new physical accomplishments such as crawling, walking, hopping and skipping.
Your actions communicate a very powerful message that helps build your little one’s emotional security and self-esteem. Emotional security is as important to your child’s development as eating and sleeping. With each cuddle, smile & giggle you are helping your child grow to be a confident, resilient learner.