What are the benefits of vertical playing?

Updated: Nov 29, 2018


Gross motor skills :

The standing position increase the bodily vigor, develop muscles, support and globally improve motor skills.

Increase bodily vigor : Better than a passive seating position, the standing position maintain a tension in muscles and nerves which is also an energy consumption.

Develop muscles : Due to the several compulsories movements, muscles are naturally working without strong efforts.

Support and globally improve gross motor skills : Because the body is permanently solicited without any concentration, the child become naturally familiar with precise and day to day movements. Movements have more fluidity.

Organization :

When limited space available or not, the playing area is naturally limited by the movement of the child which eases the visual identification, naturally create a playing organization.

Limited space or not : When space available is limited, the playing possibilities for the child will be increased by using « usual dead » surfaces (doors, windows, mirrors, …) (***).