It’s our senses that provide information to our mind and body which help us to process information. Imagine driving a car – the sensory information you get from your feet, hands, eyes, and ears work together to form the whole experience. For this to happen, your senses work in coordination with each other. This is known as sensory integration.
In the gym, children go through all of the different planes of movement as they rotate, go forwards, backwards and upside down. Gymnastics is one of the few sports that enables a child to move through all of the different movement planes. This makes gymnastics a holistic sport as it develops the child as a whole. For example, when they run, forward roll, swing on the bars and walk on the beam- their senses work in coordination with one another as they develop new motor skills which become the foundation for more complex thinking.
Encouraging your child to move as much as possible, whether it be walking to the shop or participating in a The Little Gym class is so beneficial to their brain development, so Let’s Move!