At Oakwood House our outdoor environment supports the children’s overall development in many ways and they have plenty of opportunities to run around on uneven ground, swing and hang upside down. This helps to develop their vestibular which co-ordinates eye and head movements and supports balance and stability. Children learn to maintain and correct their balance as their vestibular system develops. To develop the vestibular system, children must have plenty of physical experiences, with different ways of moving, such as using a swing, rolling down a hill or hanging upside down.
By giving children the experience and opportunity to freely move around the garden, climbing on trees and bushes, balancing on logs, helps them to develop essential muscles and balance.