Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning. Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger.- Center of Disease Control
8 ways to teach water safety to kids:
Lakes, Rivers and Oceans
These water areas have their own set of rules.
8. Set up sensory bins to explore the different dangers that Lakes, Rivers and Oceans have. For example, in Lakes it is hard to see the bottom and they have rocks, fish, and plants unlike a pool. Oceans have tides and currents and fish like jelly fish that sting. Not to scare them but teach them differences between bodies of water and the swimming pool.
For great color pages for teaching water safety check out Elementary Safety.com!
How do you teach water safety? I would love for you to comment below to share your ideas!
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