Water can be a great tool to explore new and unusual ways of moving. It can assist you in performing movements that would be quite difficult or impossilbe to do on land. It also helps in developing body awareness and spatial awareness.
- twist, twirling, rolling
- floating, sinking
- kicking, splashing, bubbles
- pushing and pulling
- diving, jumping, bobbing
After swim time is over, see if the children can take the movements they explored in the water and translate them to land. How can they float, sink, bob, dive and splash? How can they jump, twirl and roll? Does it feel different? How?
Have fun dancing to the pool, in the pool , on and land and with the children in your life!