Time to Play! Getting into the Pool

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. Getting into the pool is the first thing your kids need to learn. How they feel about it will have an impact on their entire swimming experience. How can you make it fun?

Try having your child sit on the edge of the pool and pretend he’s scooting off the end of a slide. Going down a slide is a familiar form of play, so it brings a sense of comfort with it. It’s also fun, so it brings a built-in feeling of pleasure. Be there to catch him after he scoots, and make sure to end with a hug.