Saturday, June 30, 2007

Games for Swimming Lessons:- Ring a Ring a Rosie Variation

I saw another swimming teacher do a new version of "Ring a Ring Rosie" the other day with toddlers.

With the parents in the water you have one child and one adult alternately, in a circle. Walking in a circle singing "Ring a Ring a Rosie" the children are allowed to go under the water, according to their ability, on "we all fall down".

The second time around the children start in a floating position. Everybody sings "the cows are in the Meadows... we all jump up". Of course the children are all gently thrown into the air.

The whole process is then repeated.

It promotes floating confidence in going under water, the children feel safe (mostly) with their parents doing it and it's lot of fun!

Enjoy
   Richard

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