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.
Taking part in recreational gymnastics from a young age comes with many benefits for toddlers and preschoolers. As well as helping them to develop their co-ordination and build their self-esteem, its all about having fun and focusing on interactive play and their social well-being. Preschool gym classes encourage toddlers and preschoolers to be active in a safe, monitored environment.
Water is an essential part of Kiwis identity and many under 5's grow up spending their holidays at the beach, fishing off the rocks, swimming in a pool or learning how to drive a boat. Yet according to Safekids Aotearoa, drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children between 1 and 4 years old.