Three Things Water Play Teaches Kids

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1. IT’S GOOD TO TAKE THE PLUNGE  13937847_1802058436695606_4009304500680300895_o

Sometimes the only way to tackle something big — whether it’s the pool or making new friends at school — is to take a deep breath and dive right in.  Kids learn to trust that they will get used to cold water; that they can be brave and introduce themselves to someone new; and that bold moves are a chance to show everyone what you’re made of.  The world is your diving board, so cannonball in!

2. EVERYTHING’S BETTER WITH FRIENDS  

What do water slides and school have in common?  They’re much more fun with friends!  Friends are like the flotation device of life — they’re reliable and strong, and always there when you’re afraid you just might sink.  Plus, they’re good for giggles and laughs.

3. IT’S GOOD TO RELAX

We all need time to relax.  If you struggle in the water and try to do too much at once, you’ll never be able to let go and float.  So don’t be afraid to take a break from homework or practice, because balance is key.  Work hard, swim strong, but always be sure to relax and let yourself float around once in a while.

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