How do I get my child to like swimming?
Getting to the pool to swim is the hardest part. Making sure you have everything you need. Rallying the kids up and getting them excited to go to the pool, where you can hopefully play a few games and possibly practice a few exercises, like back floating or paddle swimming.
You get to the pool.
Make sure everyone has their Training Swim Vest on, & then comes the second hardest part.
What happens when you can't get your little swimmer to like swimming with you?
There are many times during the course of a swimming lesson where your child may become disinterested in what you are doing.
This is totally normal & happens all the time.
What you want to do is present another option and move onto another activity.
You can employee the negotiation tactic, whereas, "if you do this we will get to do this". As seen below:
Use what the swimmer likes to do - because HAVING FUN in the pool is our number 1 goal.
Getting Creative & Adapting
If want a few games to help jumpstart the creativity we have created the POWER OF PLAY PDF just for you. This way when you go to the pool and things don't go as planned you have a plan.
Swimming and going to the pool should be a fun and thrilling experience, and most of all going to the pool should NOT be stressful. Kids can sometimes change their minds in the middle of doing something, and our energy and flexibility will make our break how we feel about going to the pool too.
NEXT TIME YOU LEAVE THE POOL, YOUR KIDDOS WILL BE BEGGING TO GO BACK TO HAVE FUN WITH YOU IN THE POOL
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