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Swimming Safety Tips for Pre-Schoolers and Toddlers

Submitted by on August 3, 2015 – 4:20 pmNo Comment

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Hosting a Safe Pool Party for Your Preschool Child

If you own a home with a swimming pool, you are probably one of the most enjoyable places for neighborhood children to play. Preschool children love to splash and play in the cool water during the hot summer months. They are even more excited when they are invited to a pool party with friends and family. Children can play for hours with no thought of time or other activities. With a few snacks and friends your preschooler’s pool party can create fun and lasting memories.

A pool party is very easy to plan because the swimming pool is the main entertainment. The biggest concern for the hosting parent is insuring the safety of the children by implementing a few swimming safety tips. If you are planning a pool party this summer, take a look at these swimming safety tips to keep your guests laughing and playing safely.

  • Find out which children can swim by asking each child to swim from one point to another. If you see a child struggling, supply a life jacket for the child. Provide an armband for the children who swim well so parents will know which children need closer supervision.
  • If you have infants and toddlers in the pool area, watch carefully. Busy toddlers can be distracted by the fun and noise and easily lose their balance. It only takes a second for a small child to accidentally fall into the pool.
  • Inform the children that electronic devices can’t be kept near the pool.
  • Deflate any inflatable objects after the pool party so that young children will not be tempted to reach for the objects bobbing on the surface of the water.
  • Practice safe diving. Do not dive at the shallow end of a pool.
  • Give the children clear instructions. Tell them what is allowed and when a behavior is unsafe (running, wrestling, etc.) direct them to safer activities.
  • Sick children should not be in the water.

A pool party can be great fun for children and adults. If you own a pool, consider taking a CPR course or becoming a certified lifeguard. If you have questions about keeping your child safe at your home, daycare or childcare, feel free to contact an expert at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies. They have taken great measures to keep children safe indoors and outdoors and would welcome a conversation to discuss their commitment to the safety of infants, toddlers, preschool, and before and after school children.

Headquartered in the North Atlanta suburb of Duluth, GA, Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies® provide secure, nurturing, and educational environment for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. With over 160 locations in 15 states, Kids ‘R’ Kids International® is a family owned and operated organization that ranks in the top 10 nationwide for franchised early childhood education centers. Find a location near you (www.dfwkidsrkids.com).

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