Swimming-Related Books For Your Preschooler

Having fun and staying safe in the water at IPS Summer Camp!

Last week’s blog post talked about water safety and getting your preschoolers used to the water in a safe, fun way via play-based learning.

At The International Preschools, where our learning philosophy is play-based, we use a variety of tools from books, games, art, role-playing, and other methods in order to teach different skills and lessons.  To supplement your child’s exposure, comfort, and experimentation with the water, here are a list of books that he/she will enjoy reading…

Swimming-Related Books:

  • Maisy Learns to Swim by Lucy Cousins
  • Ruby Learns to Swim by Phillip Gwynne
  • Peppa Pig:  Peppa Goes Swimming by Ladybird
  • The Deep End by Rebecca Patterson
  • Froggy Learns to Swim by Jonathan London and Frank Remkiewicz 
  • Swimmy by Leo Lionni
  • Pool by JiHyeon Lee
  • The Whale in My Swimming Pool by Joyce Wan
  • Topsy and Tim Learn to Swim by Gareth and Jean Adamson
  • Little Otter Learns to Swim by Artie Knapp
  • Swim, Little Wombat, Swim! by Charles Fuge

For Grown-Ups: 

An extensive list of statistics, safety tips, and things to do if you own a pool or will be spending time near any body of water this summer, compiled by the Stew Leonard website:  https://stewietheduck.org/safety-tips

Enjoy your time near the water!  Stay safe!

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