Keep swimming, keep swimming, keep swimming

18 Nov

I’ll bet all you parents recognize that line from Finding Nemo, but even better, I’ll bet all your kids would recognize the line ‘keep swimming’ as well. Any time you can tie a character or a repetitive statement to a skill it becomes a game for your child instead of the white noise of instructions usually issuing from your mouth, like ‘wash your hands….cover your mouth….put the seat down….don’t tease’. My daughter came home from kindergarten today and instructed me the correct way to make the number 9 – a circle and a line, that makes a nine. If your child is struggling with learning to swim and they enjoyed Nemo, maybe they would relate to Nemo’s Dad and Dora and how they never gave up trying to find Nemo. Make it a game while you hold them in the pool and have them kick and paddle and keep swimming, keep swimming, keep swimming. Even better, they know you are there for them as long as it takes for them to learn because just like Nemo’s dad, you’d never give up on your child.



4 Responses to “Keep swimming, keep swimming, keep swimming”

  1. shraddha November 20, 2009 at 12:16 am #

    very true…we are dora and nemo fans too..

    loved this post..

    following you via MBC followers club.I hope you will visit and follow back.

    If you are interested in button/link exchange and twitter following let me know..

    • rebeccasavekids November 22, 2009 at 11:13 am #

      Thanks for reading. I like your web-site, would be interested in an exchange and twitter as well. I’m on twitter at RebeccaSaveKids. What is your twitter name?

  2. Jacquie November 20, 2009 at 5:27 pm #

    My kids have been in swimming lessons since they were 10 months old respectively and it has been the greatest things we’ve done with them. It’s so important to teach any child, but at least every child that’s often near water, how to swim. They’re never drown proof, but you get a little extra time to get to them.

    Your blog is GREAT and about something dear to my heart! I’m going to follow it!

    • rebeccasavekids November 22, 2009 at 11:10 am #

      Thank you so much. I completely agree, those early lessons can give you a few precious minutes. Thanks for following – I’ll be looking for your blog as well!

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