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Teaching an Infant to Swim

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Since this internationally popular book was first published, hundreds of thousands of children have learned to swim with Virginia Hunt Newman's gentle, easy to follow instructions. With the help of photographs, she shows parents exactly what to do to teach their infant to be safe in the water in a fun and playful way.

She begins with answers to the first questions parents ask: How frequent should the lessons be? How long? Will my baby forget? ...

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Overview

Since this internationally popular book was first published, hundreds of thousands of children have learned to swim with Virginia Hunt Newman's gentle, easy to follow instructions. With the help of photographs, she shows parents exactly what to do to teach their infant to be safe in the water in a fun and playful way.

She begins with answers to the first questions parents ask: How frequent should the lessons be? How long? Will my baby forget? Will he be afraid?

Among the subjects she covers are water temperature; introducing the infant to the water; getting him used to submersion; paddling under water; encouraging him to open his eyes under water; teaching him to dog-paddle on the surface of the water; and…how to use poker chips!

She also discusses breath control, floating, kicking, pulling, jumping, diving, games that can be played in the water, and pool techniques that can be adapted for use at lakes and beaches.

The author’s simple, proven methods, including the Ten Commandments of teaching little ones, will ease parents to that wonderful moment when they watch their child splash along with self-reliance, joy, and safety.

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Editorial Reviews

Mike Jackson
Virginia Newman’s swim theory is sure-fire. She has explained it all in a book…that is concise and completely convincing…Anyone who has a child and a pool should study this book.
Teaching an Infant to Swim, 12/30/1899
Marjorie Driscoll
…explains in simple terms every step of the way: what to do, what not to do; what to expect and how to deal with it…how to make swimming lessons not only a means of water safety but a happy time for both teacher and tiny pupil.
Teaching an Infant to Swim, 12/30/1899
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…a delight to read, quite humorous, and contains many appropriate photographs…Even though parents may think they know all about teaching their young ones to swim, they should seriously consider this very valuable and complete course.
Teaching an Infant to Swim, 12/30/1899
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595223244
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/13/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 132
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.31 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2004

    Method is marvelous and easy to use

    I've used this book and Ms. Newman's method for decades beginning with our daughter when she was 9 months old. Now we're ready to teach her first baby. Ms. Newman has put into an orderly method a system which will help your infant learn to be safer around water. Never, though, leave any infant alone around water.

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