Yesterday was an almost unbelievably hot day in New York City. The rain and dreary weather of the past month are finally leaving us in peace!
The only logical thing to do on a day as hot as this is, of course, swim!
To help get your toddler swimming this summer, here’s a quick breakdown of some easy exercises you can practice with them at the pool or even in the bathtub!
Blowing bubbles is a key way to keep your toddler from swallowing water and choking.
Start by first showing them how you blow into the water.
Then cup your hands with a small amount of water and have your child blow into the water in your hands.
Kind of a cute image, isn’t it?
Once they are comfortable with that, try it in the pool or the bathtub. This will also get them adjusted to getting their faces wet.
It may be helpful to tell them that they are “talking to the fishies” when they do this. From there, it will be easier to encourage them to get their ears wet, or “listen to the fishies.”
When your toddler understands these basic swimming blocks, make sure to keep up the repetition throughout the summer.
Do you have any tips or stories of teaching your toddler to swim? ~YiShaun