Explore the great outdoors with a backyard Safari! We have created a fun animal checklist for your little ones to use as they explore. The supplies you’ll need on your mission are as followed: A printed Exploring the backyard in a new way_ A Safari Adventure Five toy figures from the dollar store – Hippopotamus, Lion,…

Fueling a Toddler is a Big Job

How much energy do toddlers burn? You think you’re doing an amazing job at burning calories, right? Your leisure swim burned 85 calories per 15 minutes or 240 per hour. The 30 minute jog burned 400 calories and that 30-minute aerobics class melted away 210 to 444 calories. Compare that to what your toddler burns…

Three Plants of Summer to Avoid

Identifying the Three Poisons: Ivy, Oak and Sumac These are pesky plants that you and your children should avoid because coming in contact with them can ruin more than just a day or two. If you’re really sensitive to their oils, you can suffer with your reaction to them for weeks. It’s important for you…

We’re enjoying spring and quickly moving toward summer so it’s definitely time to get swim lesson plans in order for your kids! Is your child the fearless one when it comes to water, or do you have a cautious child? Here are 6 tips that may help you persuade or prepare your cautious child. Play…

Any little thing that is out of the normal with your new baby – especially if it is your first – can be quite unsettling. The baby’s first heat rash is one of those things! It comes seemingly out of nowhere. Suddenly your precious little one is covered in angry little bumps. “What is it?”…

The warmer days are fast approaching, many look forward to sandy beaches and neighborhood pools to beat the heat. We know that our parents are excited to see all of the new skills their students have learned while swimming with us. However, it is common that your little swimmers may have a different experience in the neighborhood…

Research confirms that baby loggerhead turtles are little swimmers, not simply little drifters as they move into ocean currents. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists compared the daily movement of 40 junior loggerhead turtles with data obtained on ocean currents. The turtles had actually been tracked via satellite. The study (published in the journal PLOS…

First Aid for Drowning

What do you do in an Emergency? Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1 to 4 and the second-leading cause of death in children 14 and under. Young kids are especially at risk for drowning because they’re curious, fast, and attracted to water but are not yet able to understand…