At Safety Before Skill, we recommend that babies 4 months - 11 months start with Parent and Me Water BABIES Classes. Once they are 12 months old, they can do PRIVATE lessons, OR the Parent and Me Water TOTS classes listed below. Both follow the same curriculum. To see the private lesson schedule, click here. There is no need for the parent to enter the water in private lessons unless they want to or if the child suffers from extreme separation anxiety.
Scientific Benefits of Swim Lesson for Babies: 1. Reduces the risk of drowning by 86% 2. Boosts development of the physical, intellectual and emotional needs of the child 3. Improves gross and fine motor skill development 4. Accelerate Cognitive Development, including Speech 5. Increase Memory Capacity 6.Expands Cerebral Communication 7. Strengthen Social Confidence 8. Enhances Neurological Development 9. Deepens the Parent-Child Bond
Water BABIES (Ages 4 months - 11 months) This is an infant group class that pairs the baby with a parent. Your child will experience the water using all of their senses and build a healthy relationship through play. Parents learn the basics of drown prevention and water safety and we introduce the basics of self rescue to the child. Our play in the water includes movements that help them meet developmental milestones with fine and gross motor skills, balance, sensory development, and speech.
30 minutes long, once weekly; West Little Rock location only
Water TOTS (Ages 12 mos - 3 years) This is a toddler group class that pairs the child with a parent. We teach you, to teach your child: water safety, adaptation, and self - rescue techniques. Your little fish will learn how to enter/exit the pool independently using the wall, reach for the wall in the event of a fall, breath holding, introduction to floating, digging, kicking and how to have FUN! Our play in the water includes movements that help them meet developmental milestones with fine and gross motor skills, sensory, speech, and readiness for reading and counting.
30 minutes long, once weekly;West Little Rock location only