Time to Play! Kicking

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. Here’s a fun way to teach your kids to be aware of the rhythm of their swimming kick.

Use a drum or make one out of a cardboard cylinder and enough masking tape to cover the opening entirely. Have your child sit in a chair and kick the drum with his flutter-kicking feet. What kind of music can he make? Can he make rhythms? Can he kick very steadily and quickly?