Swing sets are a crucial part of any school, residential, or commercial playground. Most of us have beloved memories of playing on swings, trying to conquer gravity by catapulting all the way around the post. Parents may have fond memories of pushing children on the swing, earning squeals of laughter as they go high and higher. Swing sets are simple and versatile, with styles that are suitable for infants, toddlers, children, and even adults.
They can be designed for inclusiveness and handicap accessibility. This infographic examines the unique mental, physical, emotional, and social benefits that swings offer children. Play is a crucial component to healthy, happy child development, and swings are no exception. For example, wing sets are excellent for developing gross motor skills (pumping legs) and fine motor skills (gripping the chain). The swaying motion of swings feeds a child’s developing nervous system with visual, vestibular, and proprioceptive stimulation.
infographic by: www.aaastateofplay.com