Our swimming pool is surrounded by bamboo trees the setting is very tranquil with both shady and sunny areas. This strictly supervised area is a hit for all toilet trained children 2.5 years and older. The children have class ‘swimming time’, one morning each week. Children have the opportunity to build water confidence and explore math and science concepts like floating sinking, physics (flow, motion), chemistry (solutions, cohesion), mathematics (measurement, equivalence, volume) using everyday items like clear tubes, bottles, buckets, sponges, and often plastic tables and chairs to sit at, in the pool. We do not do formal swimming lessons.
Younger children certainly don’t miss out with water experiences, using the numerous large tubs or small swimming pool and overhead sprinkler system to keep cool and explore the same concepts as the older children Also engaging in those very important social, emotional concepts of sharing, waiting for your turn, problem solving, negotiating, all combine to make water experiences a fantastic learning time.