Monday, July 12, 2010

Teach Your Toddler to Swim

Sometimes I have to say there's nothing more refreshing than the completely unabash method of good old Asian training. Take, for example, teaching your toddler to swim. In the video below you have an enthusiastic instructor who goes by Jimmy. The score to this video is fitting with an epic war movie, because the swimming pool is rather like a war zone for these little babes who have to face a do or die situation as Jimmy dunks them in the water one by one. Kids crying and all, Jimmy is relentless in "teaching" them to swim and miraculously, they seem to pick it up. Possibly adrenaline moves the students to learn quickly.


On the other spectrum you have the touchy feely method of the American counterparts. It's all about the sensitivity to your child's every mood while in the pool. It also looks like there's a long ass process to even get your kid to like the water. Plus, after numerous sessions, you can boast your child will not have ill thoughts when you sing and play games like pouring water from a watering can onto his/her face. What does this have to do with learning to swim you may want to know? Well, ask Jimmy, he'll get your kid underwater in no time and s/he may just be able to swim in one lesson.


3 comments:

Que said...

neither asian nor white, my father taught my brother and i to swim like this: "Boys Hold Your Breath"... h e then then dunked us under at the same time, needless to say: "we came up swimmin!"now thats what call "touchy feely"

林俊娟 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

穎翰翁穎翰 said...

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