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Best Places To Keep Kids Active In Chicago In Winter

Here are some of the best places to keep kids active in Chicago during the winter months. Winter in Chicago is known for being brutal. It’s tempting to spend the whole curled up indoors and wait for spring to arrive. We know that’s not healthy,…

Helping Children Overcome A Fear Of Water

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You’ve read the articles, and you understand that helping children overcome a fear of water is important to your child's growth. You know that drowning is a leading cause of death among children. You also know that swimming lessons teach children…

Helping Your Child's Confidence Grow In The Water

Some of the earliest skills taught in swim lessons are designed to help children feel comfortable and confident in the water. That's because a child who feels comfortable in the water is less likely to panic.  Water confidence is important,…
The Best Age To Teach Your Child To Swim

The Best Age To Teach Your Child To Swim

Drowning is a leading cause of death for children, and the number of children needing emergency care for submersion injuries is five times higher. The good news is swimming lessons reduce your child’s risk of drowning. It’s clear that…

How You Can Help Your Child Master The Fundamentals Of Swimming

As with all activities your child attempts, your unconditional support is necessary for your child when he or she is learning to swim. Here’s how you can help your child master the fundamentals of swimming. Learning to swim is a journey,…

Six Games That Will Help Your Child Learn To Swim

When children have fun, they want to keep swimming. Here are six games that will help your child learn to swim without realizing they're doing it. Learning to swim is an important life skill, but how do you keep your child motivated and engaged?…

Four Good Reasons To Enroll Your Infant In Swim Lessons

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When you think of swim lessons, you may not picture infants, but enrolling your infant in swim lessons is an excellent idea. Swim lessons provide many of the same benefits to infants that they do to older children. Your baby will learn to…

Giving Experiences Over Typical Toys - The Benefits Last A Lifetime

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As we are amidst the holiday season, your children are probably begging for this year’s most popular toys. Yet how often do you find toys forgotten in a corner a month or two after the holidays are over? This year, consider giving experiences…

Great Children’s Activities To Build Their Confidence

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Childhood is a time for exploration. Finding the right activity for your children can help build their confidence, so don’t shy away from letting them try different things. Children all have their own unique talents, interests, strengths,…

Keeping Your Child Safe Around Water

Teaching children to swim is an important step in keeping them safe around water. If they unexpectedly fall in, they should know important skills, like how to flip to breathe and how to swim to the side and pull themselves up. However, preventing…
Child Learning To Swim With Custom Swim Program At Bear Paddle

What Makes A Custom Kids’ Swimming Program Different

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Many of us grew up at a time when swimming lessons were much more informal than they are now. Either by a family member in a backyard pool, or perhaps we learned at summer camp in a pond or lake. Those of us who lived close to a YMCA or Boys…
excuses kids make to avoid learning to swim

5 Excuses Kids Make To Avoid Swimming Lessons

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Learning to swim is an important skill that will help keep your children safe throughout their lives. But what happens when your child doesn’t want to learn? Here are five excuses kids make to avoid swimming lessons and tips to help them get…