5.16.17

Bonding through Parent & Tot Classes

Read below about our experience in Parent/Tot swim lessons and the Goldfish Swim School experience!

Today’s post is written in partnership with Goldfish Swim School. As always, all content and opinions are my own.

I’m lucky enough to work from home most days of the week with my mom and preschool providing childcare. I get to take my lunch break with them and just be near my kids nearly every day. My husband, who works full time outside of our home, doesn’t have the luxury of being around our kids throughout the work week. Most days, he’s lucky if he gets a goodbye hug/kiss on his way out the door or an hour of playtime coupled with dinner before the kids have to go down for bedtime.

Since he doesn’t get a lot of quality time during the week, he takes full advantage of our weekends. Short activities that involve sports and skill building are his favorite way to spend one on one time with the kids. (At least when they’re not all wrestling each other at home!)

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As I’ve mentioned before, we love our weekly swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School. My husband loves having one on one time to play and learn new water safety skills. In just a few short months, C has become a lil’ fish in the water. He’s 100% comfortable going under water and loves to play with the other kids. He is also learning important water safety skills like pulling himself up on the edge of the pool and kicking his feet in the water.

It’s a really great way for C to have one on one time with his dad. I love that he has so much fun and that they get to spend solo time together. One on one parent time is so hard to come by when you have multiple children. Especially, when they’re all boys and they all want to play with daddy anytime he’s around!

As a former swimmer, my husband loves that he gets to take these parent tot classes with our youngest. Before we know it, he’ll move onto solo classes like his big brother. The Infant Swim class is geared towards babies from 4 – 35 months. The classes are 30 minutes with parent participation and has a 6 child limit per class. It’s a great way for D to bond with our youngest. And we’re already looking forward to signing up our littlest babe at the end of this year.

Goldfish Swim School’s annual Water Safety Day (SaturdayMay 20th) is held at Goldfish metro Detroit locations in Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Canton, Clarkston, Farmington Hills, Macomb and Rochester in conjunction with National Water Safety Month.

All events will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Event times vary by location:

  • Ann Arbor: 4:00-6:30 p.m.
  • Birmingham: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Canton: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Clarkston: 2:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Farmington Hills: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Macomb: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Rochester: 4:00-6:00 p.m.

At the free events, children and families will receive information about ways to stay safer in and around the water this summer. According to the Centers for Disease Control, drowning is the leading cause of accidental-injury death among children ages 1 to 4. Goldfish aims to educate families by calling attention to steps we can all take to prevent accidents from occurring.

Be sure to find your local Goldfish Swim School and try one of the Parent Tot Classes!

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2 Comments

  1. Rachel wrote:

    I MUST try goldfish swim school! Everyone I know raves about it!!

    Published 5.16.17
  2. Amy Blake wrote:

    I absolutely love this idea! I think it’s so important for parents to have special time one on one with their children! Awesome post

    Published 5.18.17

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