Take your learning to the next level and become sensory aware.
Our first FOUNDATION course is an easy-to-follow online course. This interactive online workshop includes audio, videos and downloadable summary notes.
Our ADVANCE course follows our foundation and contains TEN meaty modules:
MODULE 1: Introduction & Foundation
You will learn the importance of sensory awareness and how it can impact a child’s development. We will also introduce you to why we created Aqua Sensory and how it can have a positive impact in our fast-changing world. We will take you through our philosophy and code of ethics. We show you just how lucky we are as professionals teaching within water, we take you through all the benefits it can bring to the body and mind.
MODULE 2: Our Amazing Senses
You will learn the importance of sensory awareness and how it can impact a child’s development. We will also introduce you to why we created Aqua Sensory and how it can have a positive impact in our fast changing world. We will take you through our philosophy and code of ethics. We show you just how lucky we are as professionals teaching within water, we take you through all the benefits it can bring to the body and mind.
MODULE 3: Love & Nurture
During the first few years of life, early experiences can have a lasting impact. We take you through communication and attachment theories and how they work in the pool. You will love all the photos and graphics we have used to explain the neuro science theory! We show you just why the pool is the perfect place to create strong family bonds.
MODULE 4: Movement – The Key to Learning
Movement is crucial to every other brain function, including memory, emotion, language and learning. We show you how movement develops, the important sequences and just how you can support the brain’s natural integration in the pool. Movement opportunities provided in the right way, are a foundation stone of Aqua Sensory. We show you how you really can make a difference to the whole child; cognitive, physical and emotional health and well-being all through movement.
MODULE 5: Music, Rhythm & Song
There are so many benefits to music, rhythm and song for a developing child. This module is not all about singing, we show you how you can guide your parents so they can be in perfect sensory timing in the pool with their child. We show you how to make your classes flow; using breathing, water dancing and group activities. And that’s not all we also share our Aqua Sensory songs that we have specially written for this programme.
MODULE 6: The Power of Touch
Our sense of touch defines who we are. We show you the power of touch, our unique swim holds and moves that combine nurturing touch. We teach you how to build child trust and respect which will enhance family bonds. We’ll share our pool exercises and activities, so you too can create the perfect energy and flow within your classes.
MODULE 7: The Benefits of Signing
This module builds upon the others to enhance early communication. It is not all about traditional signing, but being aware of non-verbal cues including expressions, body language and feelings. This module will help reduce any pool frustrations and give you a greater depth of empathy in the way you teach your classes. You will love our downloadable signing material support.
MODULE 8: Top Tips for Successful Lessons
This module is the cherry on the cake! Now you have all the understanding and scientific research, we know you won’t be able to wait to put it into action. We take you through how to plan a sensory swim lesson and give you ideas to create your perfect lesson structure. The programme is totally flexible for every swim teacher and pool. We give you our theme ideas, all our top tips and the best advice of just how to show your parents how to slow down and … wait, watch and wonder! We also provide you with a comprehensive framework of the prime areas of learning and their associated Early Learning Goals (ELGs). You will love our videos and pool activity support.
MODULE 9: Developmental Milestones
Understanding the sequence of development for a young child from birth to five years is crucial to the foundation of delivering a successful swim session. We list out what the child can do at each stage of their development in terms of their social/emotional, language/communication, cognitive and physical development. We highlight any red flags but remind you that it is not our job to diagnose but to provide a supportive programme.
MODULE 10: Research Sources
During each module, we have given you research references and provided you with links to extra reading that will spark your own research and interest to find out more.
Perfect for the swim or early years professional looking to …
… enhance their learning about child development.
… have exciting new creative session ideas.
… be on top of your game.
… engage your parents and children more in the pool.
… become sensory aware to support your swim families.