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Why do children love being upside down so much

Most Children love doing gymnastics or swinging on a swing with there head upside down or some kids enjoy hanging upside down from monkey bars or trees and whenever you go to a park you most often see children doing cartwheels and handstands. Kids also love doing headstands on sofas. But why? What's so great about being upside down?

Does your child like being upside down?
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Because it's fun? When I lie on the floor with
them and look at the ceiling I have a pleasant
sensation as my mind, I think, tries to make the
ceiling into the floor. As it is our brain gets an
upside down image from our eyes that it flips
over so we see things right side up and if you
were to wear glasses that made everything upside
down for a couple of days your brain would flip
the image again so you would see right side up.
In movies doesn't the camera change to give
us different perspectives on a certain person,
persons or things?
Don't most children like to bend over and look
between their legs towards what's behind them?
Seeing upside down and backwards.
I'm guessing that in a child it helps coordinate
vision in the same way their play activities might
help coordinate movement. The muscles of the
human eye enable the eye to have "saccades"
which are very fast small eye movements that
scan things we're looking at without us knowing
about. I think they're thought to improve our 3
dimensional sense of sight. Maybe all those
positions children get into exercise those muscles
and coordinate the motion.

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