Swim classes for 2-2.5 year old’s poses many joys and challenges for both the parent and teacher. While all children are little individuals who progress and grow at different physical social and emotional rates. The rapid growth in the first three years of children’s lives as they progress from an “on the spot” baby totally reliant on their parents for food and transport to an “on the go” exploratory inquisitive two year is exciting and challenging for parents and teachers alike.
One of the most important lessons teachers can learn is how to properly structure the class utilising the correct skills and being able to communicate effectively with the parents by maintaining a position of strength in the water. Learning to swim should be a positive experience for both parent and child.
There are a number of skills that you need to understand and learn how to teach important elements of the learn to swim process.
Here are 6 important skills that you need to learn to help your teaching;
- Establishing a presence
- Children’s physical capabilities
- Reasons behind lesson planning
- Individual attention
- Organising a circuit
- Importance of praising success
Now take a look at this short video to give you an overview of what you need to Know!
Well done, that is the first step to being better prepared and equipped with the knowledge and skills to assist your little one through to becoming a confident and happy little swimmer.
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