The Birds Nest Swing (sometimes called Spider Web swing) provides great play value, allowing children to swing alone, together, or in groups. Perfect for users of all abilities, this durable, low maintenance playground product is popular with childcare centers, kindergartens, schools, councils and developers. The swing has also been shown to boost sensory integration in children with Autism, making this style particularly popular in therapists offices. The basket swing design allows easy access for children to stand, sit or lie safely whilst swinging or simply relaxing with friends. A "social" swing, the Nest swing offers a more inclusive alternative to a standard swingset.
Children with sensory processing disorders due to Autism and other development delays can benefit from sensory integration activities that provide vestibular input. Swinging is an excellent example of this type of activity.
The Vestibular ‘sense’ is used to describe our sense of balance and posture. It encompasses motion, equilibrium and spatial orientation, and is controlled through a combination of the vestibular system located in the ears, vision and proprioception.
A swinging motion continually moves the fluid inside the vestibular system and, coupled with trying to physically balance the body, effectively forces the brain to consider where the body is in relation to its environment. This not only helps to develop balance and trunk control, it can also help children to interact with their environment. The Nest Swing’s see-through net seat also helps users with sensory integration as they can safely see the ground ‘moving’ below them.
Whilst playgrounds and parks can be great for helping to develop social skills sometimes children with a range of conditions, especially those on the Autistic spectrum, can benefit from outdoor fun without having to think about anyone else.
Easy access to outdoor play equipment can be extremely beneficial in helping all children to ‘blow off steam’, but those with a dysfunctional vestibular system indicated by hyposensitivity to movement can find activities that include motion, such as swinging, extremely beneficial.
The Nest Swing's construction means users can swing from side to side and round in circles, as well as the more traditional linear movement.
For children aged 3+.
Available in two sizes!
Colour: Red Nest with Black Surround and Black Ropes
Weight Limit: up to 220 lbs
Dimension: 32in diameter
Adjustable: up to 7.8ft
Item Number: CL105S
Colour: Black Nest with Black Surround and Black Ropes
Weight Limit: up to 220lbs
Dimension: 39in diameter
Adjustable: up to 7.8ft
Item Number: CL105L
Please note that the Black Nest swing is designed for indoor use only. Direct Sunlight will cause the straps to weaken substantially.
Swing frame not included.