WHY KIDS LOVE GETTING DIZZY!
Kids love to spin around and around. Most grown-ups think it’s cute and silly. Or maybe they have ants in their pants. But it's actually important for brain development.
You see, it’s likely when they go for a spin it means the brain is craving vestibular stimulation (the inner ear that controls balance). Spinning naturally trains the brain to understand equilibrium and orientation. And the brain likes it so it feels good. That's why they'll spin and spin until they fall down dizzy.
So when they go for a spin, here's our advice... Let ‘em!
A FEW THOUGHTS ON SPINNING...
Encourage them to SPIN SLOWLY. This gives the brain more time to absorb the kinetic information.
Challenge them to spin in BOTH DIRECTIONS.
If you have an OFFICE CHAIR, sit them on your lap and go for a spin with them!
And of course, whenever you’re at the playground, be sure to hop on the MERRY-GO-ROUND.
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