The sooner the better! Not because you need to start young to be an amazing gymnast. Only because gymnastics is an amazing sport for the body and for your brain too! The reason gymnastics is such a great sport is because it is a motor-sensory sport. The sport helps develop not only great motor skills that can follow your child into every sport they play, but it also helps the brain develop!
Sensory motor skills (also known as sensorimotor skills) are those we use to take in information about the world through our senses and to develop our body’s movement, or motor, response to that information (if we need to jump out of the way of a speeding tricycle that we see headed our way, for instance). We take in information about the world through our systems of vision, hearing, smell, taste, touch, balance and spatial orientation (called the vestibular system), and proprioception (position, motion, and equilibrium). https://ctspediatrics.com/treatment-areas/occupational-therapy/sensory-motor-disorders/
The younger kids are able to begin in a sport like gymnastics the better their motor sensory skills will be! At Wings kids can start class as soon as they are walking.
Written by Alicia Reiners, Wings Gymnastics
Topic: Sensory Motor Skills