How to teach a baby swimming

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Ancient Greeks considered that a man who couldn`t read, count and swim - was illiterate. Your terror has coped with the first two skills already? Has he learned swimming already? Not yet? Then, no matter where you have a vacation this summer: at the warm sea or at the health center with a pool, in a canoe tour or at your mother-in-law`s country place - give your child several lessons of a real literacy


baby swimmingAncient Greeks considered that a man who couldn`t read, count and swim - was
illiterate. Your terror has coped with the first two skills already? Has he learned
swimming already? Not yet? Then, no matter where you have a vacation this summer:
at the warm sea or at the health center with a pool, in a canoe tour or at your
mother-in-law`s country place - give your child several lessons of a real literacy.

It`s necessary to learn swimming on deep water, so that your child wouldn`t get
used to pull down his legs and stand up on the bottom. While not observing this
rule, a child`s period of transfer from shallow water to depth is being delayed:
he can already hold on the water and dive, but still is afraid to swim in depth.
However, avoid any extreme: don`t throw a child that cannot swim into the water.
You can throw one and he`ll get out, and another will start sinking and after
you take him out, he`ll never go into the water again. But even the one who gets
out receives shock, a trauma. Your child doesn`t need this. So, let`s learn swimming
in depth, but holding a pool`s side, berth or father`s hand in the beginning.

Should you use an inflatable rubber buoy or no? It`s better without it, but in
inflatable armlets. A buoy relaxes; a child can pull down his legs, thinking that
he`s still swimming. Armlets prevent a child from sinking, but make him hold his
legs and body aflat on the water. And a child should get used not to pull down
his legs.

Foam plastic plates are worse than armlets. When a child learns to hold himself
on water gradually, you can proceed to a flexible stick for aqua-aerobics. These
sticks are called noodles. Children like them as they are bright and colored,
they hold body on water well, they can be bent anyway, clutched under armpits,
hold behind the backa



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