pool games

  1. Confidence Building Pool Game Ideas for Easter
    Confidence Building Pool Game Ideas for Easter

    Confidence Building Pool Game Ideas for Easter

    When it comes to turning the simplest of things into a game, it's no secret that children are pros; and family time in the pool need not be any different! We've put together some games to feed their imagination and build their confidence in the pool this Easter break.

    The Milkshake

    You will need: a Kickboard and Backfloat
    Perfect for building confidence with kick technique! Using a Kickboard held out in front of them and a Backfloat for support, ask your child to adopt a horizontal position in the water and kick their legs (making sure their legs are straight) as though they are creating a milkshake. To do this their legs should be making small splashes on top of the water which create bubbles (like the top of a milkshake!). They will find it easier if they are able to put their face in the water for this activity so some funky new goggles may be needed.

    Sequence Searchdive rings 57-503 (1)

    You will need: Dive Sticks or Dive Rings
    Place the toys in a line at the bottom of the pool in 2 metre intervals. Set the rules of the colour order in which to retrieve them and kids can race against the clock or each other to bring them back one at a time to the edge of the pool. Too easy? See if they can retrieve them all in order and in one breath!

    Superman

    You will need: a Backfloat
    Using a Backfloat (the super hero jet pack!) ask your child to place one arm by their side and their other arm out in front of them creating their super hero pose. Their head can either be face down in the water or held up. Ask them to adopt a horizontal position by pushing off from the side of the pool and just like a super hero glide as far as they can. When mastered repeat the exercise only this time ask them to kick their legs as well. For a group activity you can challenge them to see who can travel furthest!

    Horse Race6967_24_preview

    You will need: an inflatable or foam Noodle
    A perfect game for two or more players – they can race against each other (or against the clock). Get them to line up on the start line, sitting with their legs either side of the noodle holding on with two hands. On the word 'Go!' they can lean forward resting their weight on the noodle and then use their hands to paddle forwards – the first to the edge of the pool wins!

    Toy Collector

    You will need:

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  2. Six Best Swimming Pool Toys for Summer 2016
    Six Best Swimming Pool Toys for Summer 2016

    Six Best Swimming Pool Toys for Summer 2016

    Swimming pool toys are a great way of keeping kids entertained in the pool, but they aren't just for fun; here at Zoggs we have developed a fantastic range of pool toys to help develop children's swimming abilities from first splash to confident swimmer. We've put together our

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  3. Five Best Swimming Pool Toys for Summer 2015
    Five Best Swimming Pool Toys for Summer 2015

    Five Best Swimming Pool Toys for Summer 2015

    Swimming pool toys are not just for fun; they are also a great way to help your child become a more confident swimmer. We take a look at some of the best toys you can buy this summer for endless hours of fun in the water!

    Swimming pool toys

    Little Squirts

    Little Squirts are designed for children who are new to the water. They suck up water before squirting it out again – a harmless, fun way for little ones to become used to the feel of being in the water. We hear from plenty of parents who use these at bath time as well as down at their local pool!

    Swimming pool toys

    Peppa and George Soakers

    Kids love these soakers, which are based on the characters from the ever-popular Peppa Pig TV programme. They are soft to the touch, and soak up water and make a fun splash when thrown into the pool, helping younger children adapt to the water with the help of Peppa P

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