In the 4-8 month old age group what we are trying to achieve is good breath control and starting teaching them independence. If by the time they are 8 months old they can float happily underwater, with their eyes open, they can maintain a grasp reflex and pull themselves up, if they can sit up on the side of the pool unaided we have achieved quite a bit. Here, we discuss teaching a class of 4 to 8 month old babies.
Structure the Class
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 5 important skills that you need to learn when teaching a class of 4 to 8 month old babies;
- The importance of a warm up
- Keys points of introducing main skills
- Building Independence
- Breath Control
- Floating Tips for teachers
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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