I too have been teaching preschool aquatics for about 7 years. Tell whoever
"they" are to blow it out their ear! People often say that kids don't
"work", of course they do, play is their work! They leard and discover
everything through play. I can gaurantee you that if you ask a semi timid
child to put their face in the water they won't, but if it is a part of a
game they will do it in an instant. In Canada the Red Cross encourages the
use of play, activities, imagery, etc throughout all of the class.
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