It’s that time of year again! The weather is getting warmer and people are starting to get their pools ready for the summer. The local beaches are also preparing for the summer crowds (however, after the long winter, it might be a while before the water warms up enough for swimming).
Thousands of children die every year in pool or open water drownings and boating accidents. I am a big proponent of swimming lessons for children, but I know that this is not always possible. Having said that, before you allow your children near a body of water any deeper than a bathtub, they should learn some basic water safety rules.
This YouTube video is a good place to start because it stars some characters that most kids will recognize (Minions from the Despicable Me movies). Watch it together and then you can talk about it afterwards.
This video is only the beginning…teaching your children water safety skills is truly a matter of life and death!
If keeping your children safe is a priority for you, check out my post entitled “YouTube Safety“.