Is your child ready to dive into swimming? Here are children’s books about swimming, whether your child is excited or scared to swim.
Swimming had been a hit or miss with my kids in the early days. We could go from one week of splashing and making bubbles in the pool to outright fear of dipping their toes in the water. They liked splashing around and playing, but still hesitated letting go of the sides of the pool.
How can you ease kids into the idea of swimming?
As they grew older and had more opportunities to swim, splashing in the water felt more familiar. I enrolled them in swim lessons one summer, but found that the best way to develop their confidence was to simply spend more time in the pool. Every summer, we’re at our community pool at least once a week, if not more often. All on their own, they went from staying near the shallow end to canon bombing in the deep one.
Besides swimming whenever I get the chance, reading children’s books about swimming was also one of the best ways to introduce this overwhelming experience.
Through books, kids learn they’re not alone in their fears and trepidation. They can follow along as a character goes from hesitant to confident and willing to try. And they realize that swimming can be a fun experience.
Below are my recommendations for children’s books about swimming that do just that:
Children’s books about swimming
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