Your child is more agile than ever and wants to explore horizons at this stage!
You always gush over how cute the little kids look in their swimming trunks, jumping into the pool. You want your child also to join in the fun but are unsure whether it is the apt age. As a parent we always feel that our child is too young for certain activities and swimming is one of them. It might look scary to put your child in a swimming pool but the fact is that children are born swimmers. In fact swimming is one activity that can play a huge role in your child’s physical, emotional, social as well as neurological development.
What you need to know
Learning to balance in the swimming pool will help your child develop the core muscles of the body. Swimming is also a great activity to develop excellent hand-leg coordination. In addition to that, the cardio-vascular exercise helps in expanding the lung capacity. By attending regular swimming classes your toddler will get a complete body workout that is important for development of the larger muscles.
These larger muscles will impact the way your child performs all the other gross motor activities like walking, running, jumping, skipping, etc. What’s more, because your child is exercising in water, it does not put any strain on the development of the skeletal frame. It is best to join family swimming classes as it is a fun way to spend some family time and watch your child grow.