Parent Tot – 11/20/2021

Round 1:
-Sit child on the side.
-Splash feet or play with toys.
Use the floating smiley faces.
-Press smile underwater with 1 foot, then the other.
-Press smile under with both feet.
– Sing Ring around the Rosey, and at the end say “…all jump in!”
-Jump in; see picture:

Get together in the middle: sing this song together. Play video.

Parent Tot – Song – The Wheels on the Bus

Hold the swimmer in the “saddle” as pictured below.

The Wheels on the Bus go…

Splash splash splash.

The Wipers on the bus go, swish, swish, swish.

The People on the bus go, Up and down, up and down, up and down.

Round 2:
– Review Supported Front and Back floats.
Show pictures and review progression.

Supported Back Float / Glide

Have the swimmer rest on the parent’s shoulder. Lean into their neck and arm.

If ADVANCED hold the back of the head.

Advanced babies.

Start with head on shoulder, support the head and body, and finally support the head.

Your calm will dictate the swimmer’s calm.

ROUND 2 continued:
– Start seated at the wall. Throw a toy.
– Sing “Ring around the Rosey” on “… all jump in!” enter the water with a jump.
– Do supported front float encouraging face in water to toy.
– Get the toy with reaching arms.
– Back float back to the wall, holding toy.
– Repeat.

Parent Tot – Song – If you’re happy and you know it
Play 2 x

Can do this with child sitting on the side, or with the child in the parent’s arms.

Lyrics:

If you’re happy and you know it, splash your hands
If you’re happy and you know it, splash your hands
If you’re happy and you know it
And you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, splash your hands

If you’re happy and you know it, splash your feet
If you’re happy and you know it, splash your feet
If you’re happy and you know it
And you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, splash your feet

If you’re happy and you know it, Kiss the water
If you’re happy and you know it, Kiss the water
If you’re happy and you know it
If you’re happy and you know it
If you’re happy and you know it, Kiss the water
If you’re happy and you know it, Kiss the water

ROUND 3: Blastoffs and Underwater
– Blastoffs are holding child in supported front or back float position, push feet against he wall, count to 3 and “BLAST OFF!” the wall quickly encouraging child to push.
– MOVE! Do front and back floats at least 1/2 way down the pool.
– Sing “Itsey Bitsy Spider” and “Twinkle Twinkle little star” while moving.
– Prepare to scoop. See picture:

Song: Five Little Monkeys

Hold child in the saddle position (resting on hip).
Move up and down in the water up to their level of comfort as the lyrics say.

Jumping, move up and down.
“hit her head” go underwater to the chin, nose, or whole head

“Five Little Monkeys” Lyrics

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell down and bumped his head,
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

Four little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell down and bumped his head,
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

Three little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell down and bumped her head,
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

Two little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell down and bumped his head,
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

One little monkey jumping on the bed,
She fell down and bumped her head,
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
Put those monkeys back to bed!

Review, wrap up, and sing HOKEY POKEY together to end the class.

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