Balance and Strength Summer is the perfect time to explore, and there's nothing more fun than spending some time in the water. Regardless of if it's from the sea, lake, creek, community pool, or tub in the backyard, playing in the water can help children grow and develop in these Crucial ways: Water play can be a fun summer activity and allow kids the chance to practice many valuable skills.
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Nonetheless, it is important to remember never to let children play nearby water unsupervised. Don't allow kids to play non-CPSC approved toys, and do not trust flotation devices solely to encourage a child who cannot swim on her or his own. Swimming develops muscles and motor skills and helps improve coordination. Kicking movements engage the core, and can help kids learn how to coordinate both sides of the body to manoeuvre through the water. When children swim, dance, throw objects or practice any motion in the water they are developing coordination.
Do not leave your child unattended, even for a moment, near water including bathtubs!
If you have a pool cover, then ensure it is completely removed before swimming and do not allow your child to walk or crawl on it.