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March Bubbles 2019



Spring is Here!

Beach Time

Always read the signs that the lifeguards post.
If you are not sure what the signs mean, ask the lifeguard.
They are there to help.
Parents should continue to watch your children and no one should go into the ocean if they are not comfortable swimming.

At the beach, if you notice this along the shore – beware!
It is the Portuguese Man-O-War
The sting is very painful and the stingers reach very far.
It is suggested not to go in the ocean if you see these along the shoreline.
If you get stung, vinegar offers quick relief.

Plateau while learning
During the learning process, skills are repeated continuously so that the the student may retain them and demonstrate the skill correctly.

During land activities, learning skills take must less time that in water, because children are on land majority of their days.
Plateau in learning happens in all activities in all ages.
I recall my son’s swimming career had at least one year without a drop in his competition time in college.
Be patient and love your children, regardless of their progress.
Some children will advance quicker.
It is important not to expect your child to do what others may be able to do.
The journey creates the experience.  Keep it positive!

Please ask any questions.  If we do not know the answer, we will help find it.

Learning to walk takes on average one year, practicing every day.
Swim lessons are 1-2 times per week.
It is suggested that swimming is practiced at home, even in the bath tub.

Listed below are developmental milestones for 1 year.
Other ages and milestones are found here:

Please note the emotional milestones and realize that may be
the reason for your child’s change in attitude.
Hang in there and embrace the journey as your children develop into their own individual personalities.

Important Milestones for year 1

Social and Emotional

Shy or nervous with strangers
Cries when mom or dad leaves
Has favorite things and people
Shows fear in some situations
Hands you a book when he wants to hear a story
Repeats sounds or actions to get attention
Puts out arm or leg to help with dressing
Plays games such as “peek-a-boo” and “pat-a-cake”

Movement/Physical Development

Gets to a sitting position without help
Pulls up to stand, walks holding on to furniture (“cruising”)
May take a few steps without holding on
May stand alone
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