More counting songs for: Climbing Classes
Counting songs are fabulous because kids can see the end. This helps when they are practicing a skill that they equate to a root canal. I use these ones in toddler & preschool classes with kids in the 1-4 year old range.
5 in the Bed (and the little one said)
Tips for Families at the Pool
I've had a lot of parents ask what swimmers should work on over vacation. The most effective "homework" is to play! Just playing freely in the water is a great way to experiment with buoyancy and different body movements. The kids are on vacation too, so don't worry about forcing difficult skills they've been working on in class. Let their instructors be the bad guys while you take on the role of the fun grandparents :). I didn't have any beach pictures of my students, so this one if filled with family vacation pictures from my childhood.
Here are some fun games you can play with school aged kids at the pool:
Rebecca & Sarah have been working with children for over a decade. You can find a compilation of ideas for the classroom, home, and athletic fields here.