I used to take them swimming once a week, but ever since Kate was sick with the rash we haven’t gone swimming. She was happy to be in the water again.
This float is pretty cool… the child goes in one side and the adult (or older child) goes in the other end. #4 was relaxing and floating around with her.
|How come we don’t seem to be moving?|
She’s fascinated with the water. She kept on hitting it and watching it splash.
An early lesson in science… Beats classroom learning anytime. When #5 was 18 months old, I went for a trial class at one of the very popular enrichment centres (I wanted to see what my friends were doling out good money for). They conducted a Science experiment for the toddlers using water and some boats during the lesson. The kids just sat there and stared at the teacher. Unbelievable. (I mean, the parents. I have much better things to do with my money!)
It’s #3’s turn to take over Kate. She’s much more comfortable with the baby so I asked her to get her used to having water in her face. She played with her and even threw her up!
#3 went off to play with her friends and #5 took over. He’s ready to fight off anyone who dares to splash her.
|Gor gor (brother) says we’re on a mission…|
After swimming for about 45 minutes, she had enough.
|Let’s call it a day… I’m starving.|
My mom fed Kate her dinner while the rest continued to play with their friends.
Sane tip: Get a 2-person float so you can relax while floating around with her. (Float is from Tom & Stefanie- they have a few outlets)
Save tip: Real life learning is more effective than enrichment classes and the best part is… it’s free!
~ mummywee – parenting 6 kids without going mad or broke ~