Kids love water and it’s rare that they may develop a fear of swimming., However, this can happen if they are accidentally exposed to an unfriendly situation. So, how to encourage kids to swim? In order to overcome your children’s eventual adversity to getting into water, here are some ideas.
By following these 5 simple tips give your kids confidence in water and help them to start swimming easily.
1. Start early in the kid’s infancy – advises the National Institute of Health
Place the infant on its back in a baby bath with warm water, about 2 to 3 inches. In the water, they instantly learn to kick, which develops their leg muscles. This is just the commencement 🙂 Babies love water, and as they grow they can advance to independent swimming.
It is important for the kids to use some type of floating device in the beginning. Later on they can learn to swim on their own.
2. Bring them to a beach with shallow water
- Sitting by the water, kids will notice how fun it is to kick the small waves going back and forth on their legs.
- They will like to play in the sand and create. Get involved and teach them how to build a castle. As the building starts to take shape, ask them bring some more water. They will be happy to help.
- Start searching for nice shells or stones to make a “collection”. After that, leave them “apparently” alone. They will start to find more beautiful treasures and will run to show them to you. Encourage them to go and find more.
- Little by little encourage them to enter the water and make splashes. Enter in the water yourself and show them how enjoyable it is – play with them and make them splash more
3. Continue with a cute floating device
It is important that at first, kids use some type of floating device
- Water toys and a safe and enjoyable environment can play a big roll in helping them to be confident
- Funny swimming accessories offer beginners full flotation support, and will make them love this environment without fear.
4. Bring them to a pool
- Play with them just like these parents I photographed in one of my summer vacations did
5. Make everything fun and pleasant
Check this great article I found on how teach your kids to swim
As a parent, it is worth trying to encourage kids to swim to prevent their eventual fear for water. Later, children may want to join a swimming lessons program to develop their already achieved skills.