Kids Alive pose new water safety solution with fun Yoga sessions
‘Kids Alive – Do the Five’ will launch a series of new water safety yoga sessions throughout winter in a bid to combat a drop in swimming lessons.
The aim is to provide information about water safety to children through yoga-based movements and activities. There are three different levels of yoga activities for children 0-2, 2-4 years and 4-6 years old.
“During winter swimming lessons can sometimes be put to the bottom of the sports priority list,” says Emma Lawrence Kids Alive National Operations Manager. “We know swimming lessons drop by 20% during the cold seasons and that people just forget about water safety.
“However, winter drownings still account for 21% of total drownings, so it’s important to continue with your lessons,” she says. “Water safety is a year-round issue that we need to ensure young children are always learning about.”
The yoga series bring to life the Kids Alive water safety book series and cover safety rules for the pool, beach, home, and farm.
Emma said yoga was the perfect balance for children who love to swim but don’t go to lessons during the colder months.
“Yoga is the ideal complementary exercise for kids who love to swim, as it uses all your muscles, increases awareness of your body and can even help improve focus and self-esteem.”