Friday, 9 March 2012

Spinning and Balance

Hey Head Starters. this week has been all about spinning, swinging and balance which has created some very funny faces and moments throughout the classes :)

The vestibular system controls your child's balance, equilibrium and sense of movement. The vestibular and auditory systems are closely related and are both processed in the inner ear. You can help to develop your child's vestibular system by exposing them to all sorts of movements such as swinging, swaying, bouncing,
spinning and rocking.

A well developed vestibular system provides stability, good muscle tone and helps to develop auditory language processing and visual-spatial processing. This will help your child to move confidently, listen and learn.

So this week for the Ready and Steady children has involved some gentle swinging in the hammock, sliding on a blanket on the roller coaster, and taking off on the 'spinning rocket', while the Go, head starters have been hanging around on the monkey bars. Heaps of fun :) AND Not to forget our Puku Play date children, this week we were all about tummy time and as you can see they are pretty good at it!
Now don't forget about the Ultimate Play Date, Sunday18th March, 10am - 12noon at the Edgar Centre, Gold Coin Donation. Tell your friends or get the antenatal group together and come and check it out. There will be lots to do including Equipment Circuit, Bubble Mania, Construction Central, Treasure Hunt and more.....tell your friends and see you there!!! Have a great weekend from the Head Start Team

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