Posted by Erin K. | Friday, May 24, 2013
It's that time of year when everyone with kids starts talking about swimming lessons! At least where I live, this seems to be the hot topic lately. Are you going to do them? What age is the best to start? Is it really worth the money spent?
I haven't signed my 16 month old Cameron up for lessons yet, but I have been taking him to a local pool and actually trying out some of the tips and tricks that my friends whose kids are in classes have passed along to me. I'd like to teach him how to float on his back, roll over and swim towards a wall for safety reasons.
My friend whose son is in the Baby Seals class shared with me that, "80% of teaching a toddler to swim is being mean to them," by dunking them and allowing them to learn by doing. I suppose this is why many parents opt to have someone else teach their children how to swim versus teaching it themselves.
With swimming lessons on the horizon, summer can't be too far off! Have you started considering swimming lessons for this summer? What other summer activities are you looking forward to?