Rock Their World – Rocking and the Vestibular System

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.