There are many physical benefits of teaching babies to swim, as well as helping them to overcome their initial fear of water. Swimming helps babies physical progress later in life, along with providing them with some essential social skills.
Toddlers and preschoolers have an attention span of around 10 - 12 minutes, and once its exhausted, learning and listening are no longer fun for them. So when it comes to story time mix it up a bit. Use one or two of these ideas for each book you read and make story time as fun and as interactive as possible.
Do your kids love to dance? Have a little ballerina whos begging for lessons? Music and movement or preballet classes provide a great early introduction to ballet for toddlers and preschoolers and offer many physical benefits too.