It’s the way of the world today: Kids are spending more time in front of screens and less time outdoors. But don’t worry, swimming is a surefire way to get kids outside and connected to nature again! After some swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School, your kids will be asking to spend more time outdoors this summer, reaping some additional benefits.
Swimming teaches kids about sea life
The American Academy of Pediatrics states that kids spend an average of seven hours of screen time each day. Sure, some of that time is educational, but kids can also learn through play – especially swimming! Being outdoors is a special learning opportunity.
Swimming opens a whole new world for kids. They’ll want to jump in the water at lakes and beaches, which become instant playgrounds to explore. If you’ve ever taken the kids swimming in an open body of water, you know there are tons of creatures living in the water that inspire curiosity. Kids are naturally inquisitive; meaning they’ll be asking you questions about coral, jellyfish, fish and more, and you’ll be able to bond while imparting your knowledge about things living beneath the surface (and later you can use that screen time together to research even more!).
Celebrate spending quality time together, being active and learning, all while connecting to nature. When we were kids, that’s how we learned – so give your kids a taste of what it’s like to learn by being outdoors instead of from screens.
Swimming in nature is healthy
It’s no secret that spending time outdoors is good for kids – but there are actually health benefits to it! Sunshine makes us smile, and soaking in those rays actually gives us some Vitamin D. Vitamin D helps the body to be better able to absorb calcium and build stronger bones, along with increasing energy and other potential health benefits.
When kids know how to swim and want to spend time in the water, they may crave more outside time. Being active lowers the risk of obesity in children, promotes heart health, increases fitness and strength and helps to reduce stress (and swimming is a quick and easy way to reap those benefits!).
Start swimming at Goldfish Swim School today!
Does your entire family know how to swim? Babies as young as 4 months can – and should – start swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School! Find a location near you and sign up today. We pride ourselves on our WOW! customer service and the GOLDEN experience you and your kids will have every time, plus the extraordinary results you’ll see. Stop in and check out Goldfish Swim School for yourself!