Smart parents allow their child to play

Have you ever wanted to know all about all the valuable benefits of play? Do you want to take the pressure off your children in the pool?  Would you like swim lessons to be more than outcomes and progression?  Do you want to allow children to learn at their own pace...

We are bringing Aqua Sensory to Australia!

We are off to Oz and we are bringing Aqua Sensory to Australia!  How wonderful is it that Aqua Sensory is making waves across the world? The World Infant Aquatic Conference starts in just two days and will take place from July 30th until August 4th on the Gold Coast...

Trusting your baby and letting them decide

There is a very normal and logical response to the idea of trusting your baby and letting them decide for themselves: “But how can he or she know what’s best for them, they’re only a baby!” Indeed, a baby cannot talk, nor does it have the cognitive capacity to know...

Sensory Processing Disorder vs Highly Sensitive Children

Can you spot the difference between children who have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and those who are simply highly sensitive? Do you notice that some children are very clingy in the pool?  Have you seen children who like to spend lots of their time under the...

Baby swimming is the perfect way to bond

Baby swimming is the perfect way to bond and Aqua Sensory offers so much more…. Often, I question WHEN parents should start baby swimming. During the first few months, babies actually need very FEW structured activities. What is more important is; Being close to their...

Let’s talk about baby swimming attachment and bonding

It’s Infant Mental Health Awareness Week #IMHAW18 Join in the conversation to highlight this important week: Infant Mental Health Awareness Week. The more awareness we can bring to our children’s mental health and not just physical, the stronger our world will become....

More swim schools need to become sensory aware

Children everywhere need Aqua Sensory™…….so we need more swim schools to become sensory aware! I know this sounds like a bold statement, but it’s hard to ignore what’s happening around us. Children are naturally sensory aware. They are making the sensory...

Can baby swimming too early impact their development?

Can baby swimming too early negatively impact early years development? Parents are feeling compelled to rush their newborn babies into the pool against professional health advice because of the lack of swim industry policies and a commercial drive. Ten years ago, the...

Slow down part 2 – The pace of the pool

In part 1 of this blog series, we explained how an adult’s brain processes sensory information at a different level and speed to that of a child’s. Now, let’s think and feel the pace of the pool from a child’s perspective. Part 2 – The child’s...

Our amazing senses

Our senses are amazing! In fact, they shape our personalities and the way we learn. They do this by making sense of all experiences in our world. Senses help our brains to interpret all the different sensations it receives and then react to it. At Aqua Sensory we...