September is baby safety month, so what better way is there to celebrate than to enjoy those last warm autumn days with your baby in the pool? If you’re looking to do something new with your baby, try incorporating some of these fun “mommy and me” activities during your next pool playtime:
Every parent loves to sing and recite nursery rhymes to their inquisitive little ones, so why not bring them to the pool? Chances are that you and your baby have already come up with some of your very own fabulous dance moves for different rhymes and songs, so rather than perform them on land, perform them in the pool (for example, when Humpty Dumpty goes tumbling off that wall or when London Bridge falls down, have your baby make a little splash in the water).
Not only are blowing bubbles in the pool fun, but it also prepares baby for a lifetime of safe and comfortable swimming! The best way to encourage your baby to blow bubbles is to do it first and show them how it’s done. Blowing bubbles while making silly sounds or humming those nursery rhymes will further encourage baby to get in on the fun.
What better way is there to help baby learn his or her ABC’s than making it fun at the same time? Purchase a few different coloured pool noodles and, using a permanent marker, write the ABCs on alternating pool noodle colours (for example, write the letter “A” on a red noodle, “B” on a blue noodle, “C” on a yellow noodle, etc.). Use a box cutter to make cuts between the letters, and you’ll then have your very own floating alphabet for baby to chase, retrieve, and stack in the pool.
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