The Worry Bag Co Partners with LittleAqua
All parents want their children to enjoy hobbies, sports and activities.
Sometimes this is fun and the highlight of your kid’s week but for others, it’s not the ideal experience. We understand at LittleAqua that some children are not always going to love their lessons all of the time, particularly at the beginning.
Is your land-locked little one just a little nervous, or actually deeply anxious about swimming? If so, don’t force or bribe them. Instead, trying to get to the cause of the issues is key. However, it’s easier said than done.
Water safety from an early age doesn’t just make those family holidays or trips to the local pool enjoyable – it saves lives. Drowning is the third highest cause of accidental death in children in the UK.
We are delighted to have partnered with LittleAqua to get children talking and expressing their worries around swimming so we can keep them safe.
Here are just a few ways we think the Worry Bag could help your little swimmer….
Nervous about being away from Mum
This is one of the most common causes for upset in our young swimmers, particularly around Pre-School age. Why not pack a scarf, special object or photo of Mum in your worry bag and allow them to bring it poolside with them.
I can’t go under the water!
If you’ve not been nervous about submerging under the water, you’re in the minority. Most children are understandably anxious when first learning this skill – a worry bag would be the perfect way to find out exactly why for those children who aren’t good at talking.
I’ve got a new teacher
Change can trigger a lot of different emotions for children. Often even the most confident children can struggle with it – being able to have a safe place to put their worries about a new swim teacher can be a big help.
The bag is not only perfect for swimming but could be used in a whole host of ways. They are available directly from our shop but for anyone not convinced you can trial a bag at LittleAqua.
Speak to your site manager TODAY if you’d like some help settling your swimmer.