Teaching 3-4 year old’s age group needs a lot of manipulative work. To get those fine motor skills well coordinated, children require quality swimming classes. It’s important to keep the parents in the water. This way, the children are going to get a good half-hour swimming lesson.
Preparing for Lessons Without Parents
In order to get a smooth transition from the parent and child swim classes to children being in on their own have sections of the lesson where the children are given activities without the parents help. During these periods, where you have no parental assistance, it is important to be well organised. Maintain good class discipline so that the children learn to listen and follow instructions. A good swim teacher will group the class close together. As well as position themselves so that they are easily seen by all students. By using one of the class to demonstrate, it makes it easier to understand what has to be done.
One of the most important lessons teachers can learn is how to properly structure the class. This is done by utilising the correct skills and being able to communicate effectively with the parents. It’s also important to maintain 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. As well as learn how to teach important elements of the learn to swim process.
4 Skills you Should Learn for Teaching 3-4 year old’s
- Communication with all the children
- Use the parents as assistant teachers
- Keep active when teaching
- Keep communicating and encouraging
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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