Parent Tot 11/6/2021

Round 1:
-Sit on side. Splash and Kick
-Motorboat Song
-Push float toy underwater with feet or hands.
-Humpty Dumpty

Sit on the side, and slide in.

The child sits on the side of the pool and the parent gets in the water.

Keep a hold on the child while doing so.

Motorboat Song

The child sits on the sides with feet in the water.

The parent stands in front of them. Holding their feet. Move feet like kicking while singing the song:

“Motorboat, motorboat, go so slow,
Motorboat, motorboat, go so fast,
Motorboat, motorboat, step on the gas!!!!”

At each line, move the feet kicking faster.

Supported Front Floats

Palms up, thumbs around the shoulders.

Or hold child like catching a football, with thumbs wrapped around rib cage and fingers around shoulder blades.

Round 2:
Front Floats and climbing out of the water.
Throw a toy and get it.

Supported Front Floats

Palms up, thumbs around the shoulders.

Or hold child like catching a football, with thumbs wrapped around rib cage and fingers around shoulder blades.

Throw a Toy and Get it

Have the child or a parent throw a toy into the water.

The parent does their cueing, “1, 2, 3, Go!” and then pulls the child into their arms in the water, and into a front float.

Do a front float to the toy and get it

Return to the wall, and repeat.

Encourage child to reach for the toy.

Support the chest, remain low in the water.

Goal is to lay flat and stretch out with kicking to “help” move.

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:
Throw a toy and Get it.
Motorboat to the toy. Go FAST and pull in an “S” shape.
Back float back to the wall.

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.

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 3:
– Going underwater: Scooping vs Dunking

– Start at Chin
Then Lips,
then Nose,
Then Eyes

HOKEY POKEY!

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