Vestibular system

We have a balance in our body that ensures that we can stand upright. This is our balance or the vestibular system. This system must be developed so that we do not fall when we turn, hang upside down, move or stand on one leg.

Our balance is fully developed at around the age of 8. By moving you feel where you are in the room and whether you are still in balance. When your balance has developed you can sit still. Until that time you should move so that your body gets a signal where you are in the room.

In our thinking we also need balance so that the information stays in the place where we can find it and memorize. It is also useful that the letters remain upright even though we read upside down or look diagonally.

When the balance is not right, sensations are also wobbling, which makes children uncertain. Movement is essential for the development of the vestibular system. This is essential for motor skills, thinking and feeling.

Which problems may appear at school when the vestibular system is not yet fully developed:

-cannot sit still

-poor at math


-poor motor skills

-poor organisation


-poor orientation

What can you do?

Kinderen doen spelenderwijs leuke en gerichte bewegingen. Het evenwicht in de bewegingen maakt het mogelijk om stil te kunnen zitten. Balans is een basis voorwaarden voor verder motorische ontwikkeling.


Complete program with activities and excercises for all named symptoms at this page.

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