“If you want to learn to swim jump into the water. On dry land no frame of mind is ever going to help you.” - Bruce Lee Splash! Dive! Dog paddle! Get your kids swimming as early as possible. Yes, it feels good and yes, it’s good for you, but did you know that swimming makes your child smarter? Recent research from Griffith Institute in Australia shows that kids who … [Read more...] about Can Swimming Make Your Child Smarter?
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In my last blog, I discussed swimming experiences for autistic children and I brought up the possibility that your autistic child may feel the water is a bit too comforting and why they may feel that way. I also discussed some precautions you should consider when your autistic child swims and some options you have for swimming lessons. However, I only discussed swimming in a … [Read more...] about Child with Autism and Swimming – Part two
For any kid, swimming is fun. I know I spent half of my childhood in a pool. Is swimming good for children with autism? Generally, I think it is good. I think the feeling of the water on their bodies helps to regulate children with autism. It’s soothing and adds a unique feeling that is different from an OT hug or bouncing on a trampoline. It helps to calm them. What … [Read more...] about Children with Autism and Swimming
My family spent a full week getting excited about doing a TRi KiDS™ triathlon scheduled for a Sunday this summer. Our kids have participated in triathlons for as long as I can remember: For a big family - a triathlon day is hectic, but a lot of fun! Enter the Friday night before the triathlon, when Daddy-o manages a bad run-in with a garage door. Without getting too … [Read more...] about Just Keep Swimming…Tackling a Triathlon as a Family
I absolutely love watching classic Disney movies with my little ones. My daughter can't get enough of those Disney princesses. Her favorite - the lovely red-haired mermaid, Ariel. Swimming Ariel is the cutest water toy your little one will adore. Just twist the shell and watch your favorite mermaid princess swim on the water! Mattel Toys also makes the Water Ballet princesses … [Read more...] about Swimming Ariel