If You Want Your Child To Learn Valuable Life Skills, Enrol Them In Baby Swimming Lessons  

by Pool Builders on 08-12-2012 in Articles

Many parents spend a lot of time looking for great, new and interesting ways to bond with their newborn child. If you are looking for a way to bond with your newborn, and would like to give them a leg up when it comes to learning valuable life skills as well as encourage motor skill development and socialisation skills, you should consider enrolling your child in a baby swimming class. There are many different benefits you child can have when they learn how to swim at an early age. You will be able to witness your child first hand begin to blossom and spring to life right in front of your eyes as they learn to explore and become familiar with the world around them as well as their own bodies. They will become confident and secure in themselves and their abilities. This is important if you want your child to have a positive self-image at a very early age.
Learning How To Swim Takes Time
The thing that is important to remember however is your child won't magically learn how to swim overnight after just one session. Baby swimming, like any skill you develop, is a process that will be a long-term investment. This is why it is important that you don't push your child too hard before they are ready, or that you don't show signs of becoming frustrated or discouraged, because your child will have a negative experience and could end up being put off swimming completely. The most important thing is spending this time with your newborn and bonding with them. Help your child feel comfortable and make sure they are having fun and they will learn at a much faster rate. Your patience will be rewarded every time you see a huge beaming smile on their face whenever they set foot in the water.
After awhile, you will notice how their confidence will begin to outgrow their actual swimming ability. This shows that they have become comfortable with the water, and that they are ready to learn more advanced swimming techniques. Some of these more advanced techniques your child will learn include floating relaxed on their back, being able to swim over to the side of the pool and hang on to the wall until an adult can get them out (an important and potentially life saving skill) and being able to hold their breath underwater.

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