Singing and Swimming

This week’s focus is all about singing. We sing every week, so this week we want to remind you why we love singing and some of its great benefits, not just for your little ones but also for you as parents.

Singing out loud makes us happy!! What better reason is there than that? It releases feel good hormones called endorphins that makes us happy and feel positive. Happy parents, happy babies and happy swim teachers!

By singing with your children we strengthen that special bond, in the pool we create a time dedicated just for you and your little one. No distractions, just you and them to talk, sing and bond together. Plus… It prepares our younger ones for communication. Singing can strengthen lips and tongues, encourage clear speech and open them up to a variety of words.

Who likes to move with the tune? We do! Singing with actions develops coordination, gross and fine motor skills as well as learning how to concentrate. All fab skills in life, not just in water… So let’s get moving!

swimming through a tunnel

Your little one doesn’t mind that you don’t sing like Beyonce and nor does your teacher! Remember that your baby loves the sound of your voice and the attention you’re giving them.

We love to sing… So this week sing loud alongside us. Here’s a few lyrics to help get those songs stuck in your head ready for swimming time!

Welcome Song:
We wave and sing hello
We wave and sing hello
With all our friends at Baby Squids
We wave and sing hello
(repeat with; splash, jump)

Warm up song:
This is the way we splash our hands
Splash our hands
Splash our hands
This is the way we splash our hands
In the swimming pool
(repeat with; kick our feet, wash our face, jump up and down)

Floating song:
Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are

Rotation song:
3 little ducks went swimming one day
Over the hills and far away
Mummy duck said quack quack quack quack
And all the little ducks went swimming on their back

Jumping song :
Humpty dumpty sat on the wall
By the side of the swimming pool
Humpty said let’s go for a swim
Watch me now as I jump on in

Big Float song:
Jelly on a plate
Jelly on a plate
Wibble wobble
Wibble wobble
Jelly on a plate

 

singing in swim class

 

Goodbye song:
The more we are together, together, together
The more we are together, the better we’ll swim.
So goodbye until the next time, the next time, the next time,
So goodbye until the next time
When we’ll meet again!

We look forward to seeing you all in class !!

Nadina x

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