Defining the Instructor’s Role

According to the great insights from Maria Montessori, the main role of the teacher is to prepare the classroom and provide a sense of order, encourage independence, and free the child to test his/her abilities (within limits). In Montessori’s theory, the child chooses what tools to use and how to interact with the environment. The…

We’re lucky to live in a climate where we can enjoy water activities outdoors for a significant part of the year – and even during colder months, we have indoor swimming venues to enable us to enjoy water fun all year round! Such convenience to water fun can be worrisome for parents, but we have…

Colds and stomach viruses run rampant at all times of the year. When your child is showing some symptoms, how do make the best decision about whether your child is in condition to attend swim lessons? Attendance Guidelines for Sickness Bring them if: You are comfortable sending your child to school. For example, he has…

Gift Ideas for Swimmers

Gift giving season is coming and we’re here to help prepare you. What gifts may be just perfect for the little water-lover in your life? Beginner’s Snorkeling Set Maybe you know of an approaching vacation where a beginner’s snorkel set would be perfect! Surprise your little swimmers with this as a great announcement of where…

Thankfulness

Thanksgiving provides us with an official time to reflect on our blessings. Admittedly, these are things that we shouldn’t need an official time to force us to concentrate on them, but in the busyness of our lives, we often speed right past daily reflection and thankfulness. The Thanksgiving table provides the perfect platform for talking…

As parents, we often feel the need to entertain our children at every turn. It’s also par for the course for us to question if we’re offering them enough stimulation and enough opportunity to explore and grow. But as important as it is for parents to keep kids active and give them plenty of activities…

“She’s doing lots of splashing around and playing in the water, but does it do my baby any good?” you may ask. Yes! All of that “foolishness” actually isn’t foolish at all. Playing and splashing in water is a great way to: Build coordination and balance Help your baby get comfortable with her body Build…

Swimming Pool Safety

Your instructors at Little Otter Swim School share the importance of water safety with your children during their lessons. So you know that we believe that knowing these rules is something that is important for your children’s overall safety and well-being. It’s always important for you and your children to be able to recall these…

Giving the Gift of Swimming Lessons

Whether you’re looking for a gift to give a child this holiday season, or any other time for that matter, consider swimming lessons as a great option. Not only do children thoroughly enjoy going to swim lessons any time of the year, but they learn valuable lessons about water safety, can develop socially, become comfortable…