Kids learn by playing. The more you can make learning to swim fun for your kids, the more they’ll like it, the quicker they’ll learn, and the more fun you’ll have teaching them. Blowing bubbles helps your kids learn to get used to putting their faces in the water. It also helps with regulating breathing. You don’t have to be in the pool to work on this skill. Try this game at the kitchen table.
Have your child blow through a straw into a glass of soapy water and see what happens. Have fun with it. Who cares if there’s a spill? It’s all about making bubbles. Does how hard your child blows make a difference in the quality and quantity of bubbles? How about how fast he blows?
Why doesn’t that happen in the pool? Talk about it. Take a straw to the pool the next time you have a swimming lesson and try it out.