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101 Cool Pool Games for Children: Fun and Fitness for Swimmers of All Levels (SmartFun Activity Books) Paperback – August 18, 2006
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"...this book certainly offers practical ideas for hours of fun in the water...Swimming instructors, camp counselors and activity coordinators, in particular, will find it a great addition to established curriculum, as will individual families who enjoy water activities." Margo Stich, Associate Editor, Rochester Women Magazine July/August 2007
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It's summer time and every kid is begging to hang out at the neighborhood pool. As cool as it is, they can sometimes run out of fun things to do before they are ready to return indoors. This is where "101 Cool Pool Games for Children" comes in. You probably remember playing "Marco Polo" from your own childhood. But do you know "Piranha Tag" or "Snatch the Bait?" There is no chance your kids will not have fun and still be safe when you bring this book to the pool along with your snacks and sunscreen.
As a certified fitness instructor, the author, Kim Rodomista, looks at pool time as a healthy way to play and get exercise. She has organized the games in ways to show how many players are involved, what props might be necessary, if there is any physical contact involved and what skill level is required. The appropriate icons are listed with each game. The list is also categorized by whether they are imagination, individual, out-of-the-pool, racing, tag or team games. They are even indexed by group size for your convenience. There are games for every size pool and are appropriate for ages four and older.
I love the idea of the book and can imagine almost as many uses for it as there are games! What if you are planning a pool birthday party and need some activities to keep everyone happy till the cake arrives, or, if you have signed up to be a camp counselor for the summer, or, you are just tired of diving for toys in the pool? Older children will want to thumb through this to pick their own games.
The author has also provided a section with water exercises to keep parents busy once their children are busy with "Underwater Rugby.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book which gives good ideas on how to practice skills in a variety of ways. It helps stimulate your creativity.Published on April 21, 2014 by postie
I did summer aquatic camps this summer with different weekly themes and I was able to use several ideas from here to make it extra fun.Published on August 9, 2013 by Juanita Weller