When any child swims they are stimulating their five senses: Sight, Sound, Taste, Touch and Smell.
As we all know, the senses are vital for any child’s physical, emotional and psychological development. As humans, we spent our first nine months contained, protected and immersed in water. Swimming is therefore the perfect environment to stimulate your child.
Bath time at home should be a time of fun, enjoyment, stimulation and learning. These early learning experiences in the bath are your child’s first informal swimming lessons so we always encourage parents to sing, play and communicate with their child at bath time.
Your child’s brain goes through major growth spurts in the first and third year of their lives, for example, a baby’s brain doubles in weight as connections are being made between the brain cells and connections are made when your baby thinks about something. Contact with sight, sound, taste, touch and smell promotes your baby’s thought processes.
It’s important throughout the early years to stimulate your child’s senses and encourage your child’s development so that your child grows physically and mentally.
If you are interested in developing your child’s senses through swimming, call us on 0208 940 9431 or visit our website www.sportsgeneration.co.uk