The Benefits of Sensory Swings

Updated: Oct 19, 2018

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While most people know about the five senses, the sense of movement (or vestibular sense) is unfamiliar to most parents. The vestibular sense gives a child information about where their body is in space, if they’re moving or still, how quickly they’re moving, and in what direction. If you read our article on vestibular input, you know how important this sense is to one’s overall development. From the time they are in utero, kids’ bodies and brains are developing from the movements they experience!

Vestibular receptors are located in your inner ear and are activated by the fluid in the ear canals moving as you move. This allows your brain to detect changes in head position to know whet