Is your child ready to dive into swimming? Here are children’s books about swimming, perfect whether your child is excited or scared to swim.
Swimming had been a hit or miss with my kids. We could go from one week of splashing and making bubbles in the pool to outright fear of dipping their toes in the water. My eldest had been more willing to splash around and play, 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.
Besides swimming whenever I get the chance, reading children’s books about swimming was one of the best ways to introduce this sometimes 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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Did your little ones take to swimming right away, scared from the start or was it a hit or miss? What do you do to help ease them into swimming? Have you read these children’s books about swimming? Share your thoughts in the comments!