What part of body has the relation with the movement and stability of body ? The answer is the vestibular system. Simply speaking, it is an organ in the inner ear that keeps human body balanced. It is in charge of sending signals to the brain and mainly sensing the relation between the head and the earth gravity. When the vestibular system senses the movement of the head, it then sends signals to the central nervous system. The brain then coordinates signals sent from other sensoriums to identify the spatial location of the body, direction and speed of movements to adjust positions and keep balanced.
The vestibular system is an important sensory integration system. It starts to influence children's emotions and future behavior at the stage of fetus. Research shows that when babies are crying, if the babysitter hugs them, sways gently and comforts them, the babies can receive gentle vestibular stimulation, feeling safe and beloved. After the babies grow up, they will have stable development of emotion and personality.
Games that can moderately enhance vestibular stimulation are divided into three categories based on moving direction, including horizontal, vertical, and rotational games. Horizontal games are the activities that the moving direction parallelizes the ground, such as running, riding bikes, playing on swings, riding hobbyhorse, and playing on slides. Vertical stimulation refers to the activities that bodies move vertically, such as playing seesaws and jumping on spring beds. While rotational games are the activities of doing rotation or turning around, such as rocking bowls and playing tea-cup.
Weplay Rocking Bowl provides children at different ages and children have different needs with moderate vestibular sensory stimulation by rocking back-and-forth, left-and-right, or rotating 360 degree. It helps children to naturally develop their balance ability through playing, so as to activate and stabilize the brain cranial nerves.