SwimBabies - Truly a water baby experience!
Education Experts SwimEasy provides the pathway for aquatic learning to develop from birth. It is not uncommon nowadays for mothers to choose water as the means of introducing their babies into the World. However, most parents introduce their babies to the water for the first time through the ritual of a daily bath. The bath should be the first point of teaching a baby to become comfortable and familiar with water. Parents should be willing to allow the baby to experience water being poured over their heads. Babies will cry initially but, if repeated gently without shocking, a baby will soon accept this as a daily routine. As babies get older they should be encouraged to shower with their parents either by being held or by sitting on the floor allowing the water to flow freely over them. A little singing usually helps to make the baby happy as well as cheering up the parent. Parents can also assist by showing the baby how to point their toes and how to draw up the feet; a baby can learn this skill from birth with assistance from the parent.
SwimEasy teachers play an important part in shaping the lifestyle of babies and families under their care. The teacher’s privileged position carries with it a high level of trust and responsibility in making sure that both parent and baby are given guidance and encouragement to learn new skills together.
The Purpose of Attending Baby Lessons:
- Provides opportunities for parents babies to share in a social activity
- Provides pleasant experiences that encourages babies to return to the water willingly
- Teaching Methods promote the physical, personal, intellectual well-being of babies
- Promotes water confidence early as a natural element in their lives
- Assists in the familiarity with the water
- Teaches parents methods that will help babies be confident and happy in the water and willing to learn.
- Educates parents about routines and aspects of safety in and around water
Baby New Born
Baby 1 4-10 Months
Baby 2 11-17 Months
Baby 3 18-24 Months
The first stages of baby development reflect changes in motor skills, cognitive skills and personal development
- Motor Development refers to posture, locomotion including manipulation.
- Cognitive development refers to changes in awareness and understanding and communication.
- Personal development refers to changes in emotional needs and competencies.
SwimEasy prefers to wait until babies are at least 4 months before participating in an aquatic activity within a communal pool. Formal aquatic lessons for babies under 4 months are not recommended. Parents can however access educational advice from members of the SwimEasy educational team on early introduction to aquatic experiences.
Baby 1, 2 and 3 Stages 4 – 24 months
Babies need to be properly supported to prevent excess swallowing of water and the main aim is to promote water familiarisation. Simply getting used to the water environment within a pool which is different to the experiences of the family bath. Lessons are planned and designed to emphasise a happy, non-threatening, secure atmosphere which will provide babies with social, intellectual, physical and emotional development. Our lessons programme provides education of parents on their skills in relation to water participation. Handling and awareness of the babies needs are more important than any skills participation at this early baby lessons stages, emphasis however on exploration and movement is encouraged through games and parental involvement.
Appropriate clothing should be worn by both baby and parent and we encourage parents to wear a T-shirt when participating in our lessons as this allows easy access of grabbing and gripping. (Ape- like clinging for babies)
Come to the SwimBabies lessons programme as we offer lessons within venues where the water is warm and safe. Join us on our journey from the beginning. SwimBabies is the start of an exciting water babies experience that progresses on through our programme of swimming lessons for SwimTots( 2 and 3 year olds), Pre-school Infants, Non Swimmers and Beginners. Progressive - Learners and Improvers, Stroke Development Stages and Pre-Competition/ Fitness.
Remember learning to swim through early aquatic participation gives your baby a skill that will last for the whole of their life!
SwimEasy Rate: £85.50 (inclusive of VAT).
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