Is one of your fondest childhood memories swinging on a swing? I know when I think back to elementary school, I recall the wind blowing through my hair as I soared as high as I could on the playground swing. Swinging brings joy to both children and adults alike. But, did you know there are some great benefits to your child spending hours on a swing?
Physical Development Benefits
-leg pumping -balance -grasping (the rope/handle) -turning (to spin) -pushing (a friend) -landing (when getting off) -jumping up (to get on) -rhythm
Social Development Benefits
-turn taking (with friends) -cooperation (working with a friend to get the swing going) -relaxation/calming
Cognitive Development Benefits
-pretend play (ex: pretending to be a bird on the swing) -problem solving (how to get on and off)
Swinging exercises the Vestibular System, a fluid filled inner of the ear which contributes to spacial awareness and balance.
Swinging is great right? Now, I bet you are wondering where we got the awesome swing you see in the photos. Yep, it is seriously awesome.. The Super Spinner. It is so much better than a tire swing and more versitile than a regular swing. It brought rounds of laughter and squeals of joy to our backyard! This swing is the hit of neighborhood and I have dubbed it the coolest swing ever!
The Super Spinner swing is made from durable plastic with small drain hole in the bottom (so it doesn’t hold water). The ropes that come with the swing are strong and easy for little ones to grab. As a mom who is into safety, I never felt nervous with the kids on this swing. It doesn’t tip and is very sturdy. There are so many ways to ‘swing’ on the Super Spinner. You can sit, lay or stand on the swing. Plus when you hook the swing onto one hook it twirls in circles really well! This swing even holds up to 125 pounds, so two kids can ride together!