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…
The highlight of my summer as a child (and now, as a grown-up!) was/is spending as much time as possible in and around the water. As an adult, I became a Water Safety Instructor with the American Red Cross and learned how to teach children of all ages how to swim. Providing children with swim lessons is vital in order to promote a safe and comfortable relationship with the water.
As parents and caregivers, there are many simple things that we can do with babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and bigger kids to get them comfortable in and around the water. Similar to the play-based learning philosophy at The International Preschools, these tips and ideas will allow children to learn and be comfortable in the water while having fun at the same time!
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