• Sensory development – The motion of swinging restores balance to the vestibular system, provides proprioceptive input (deep pressure) and generally helps children feel more “in balance”. The soothing motion of swinging soothes, relaxes and increases concentration.
  • Social development – solitary swings provide a place for a child to calm and be on their own. These swings also teach patience and sharing as children wait for their turn. Nest swings and hammocks that can take more then one child teach cooperation and sharing as well as taking turns.
  • Gross motor development – Swinging requires use of all the major muscle groups in the body. Once children can swing themselves it is a great physical work out strengthen the body.

Age suitability varies with type of swing