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Swimming

The benefits of swimming in early

childhood development

The Yard Preparatory Academy provides swimming (and water safety) to all Grade R learners (included in fees). Swimming is a great form of exercise, developing the major muscle groups, promoting coordination, gross motor skills, improved self-esteem and provides stimulation for better learning. The body/mind connection supports that a leaner’s mind is stimulated through physical activity. A stimulated mind result in further brain development and increased intelligence. “I recommend the Yard to anyone who wants his/her children to grow up as well rounded individuals. You can rest assured that your children would not only learn school work, they will learn vital life skills that will help them in their school career and beyond. Having a basis of good principles and morals is more than what money can buy.  A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step. The first step for your child to become an above average individual is The Yard” - Rika (2015 Swim instructor)

Physical benefits

Swimming engages all the senses of sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. Swimming can even improve a learner’s eating and sleep habits. Core muscles and coordination are developed, even improving visual-motor skills such as cutting paper, colouring, drawing lines and shapes. Read more here about the Griffith University findings - http://app.griffith.edu.au/news/2012/11/15/swimming-kids-are-smarter/

Social interaction

Swimming is a great activity to improve social interaction with other learners and the staff. Swimming is great fun and the sessions can’t come soon enough. Learner’s also learn important live skills and trust as the lessons progress and they learn new activities. Knowing how to swim also promoted great self- esteem amongst peers, especially in the summer months with swim parties.

Brain Development

Learners learn through play, and what a better method than something fun like swimming. During the lessons learners are provided with age appropriate lessons and exercises. During exercises the brain develops better brain/body connections, improving coordinated movements.

Emotional Development

Learning to swim at an early age, reduce the chance of fearing water at a later stage in life. Fear normally develops when a learner has had a negative experience. Well-structured lessons introduce the learner to the environment around the swimming pool and expose them to the taste, sight, smells, touch and sounds.
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The Yard provides Pre-school / Pre-primary, Grade RRR, Grade RR, Grade R, Aftercare, in Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria East
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Swimming

The benefits of swimming in

early childhood development

The Yard Preparatory Academy provides swimming (and water safety) to all Grade R learners (included in fees). Swimming is a great form of exercise, developing the major muscle groups, promoting coordination, gross motor skills, improved self-esteem and provides stimulation for better learning. The body/mind connection supports that a leaner’s mind is stimulated through physical activity. A stimulated mind result in further brain development and increased intelligence. “I recommend the Yard to anyone who wants his/her children to grow up as well rounded individuals. You can rest assured that your children would not only learn school work, they will learn vital life skills that will help them in their school career and beyond. Having a basis of good principles and morals is more than what money can buy.  A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step. The first step for your child to become an above average individual is The Yard” - Rika (2015 Swim instructor)
The Yard Preschool / Pre-primary Swimming Benefits - Physical

Physical benefits

Swimming engages all the senses of sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. Swimming can even improve a learner’s eating and sleep habits. Core muscles and coordination are developed, even improving visual-motor skills such as cutting paper, colouring, drawing lines and shapes. Read more here about the Griffith University findings - http://app.griffith.edu.au/news/2012/11/15/s wimming-kids-are-smarter/
The Yard Preschool / Pre-primary Swimming Benefits - Social

Social interaction

Swimming is a great activity to improve social interaction with other learners and the staff. Swimming is great fun and the sessions can’t come soon enough. Learner’s also learn important live skills and trust as the lessons progress and they learn new activities. Knowing how to swim also promoted great self-esteem amongst peers, especially in the summer months with swim parties.
The Yard Preschool / Pre-primary Swimming Benefits - Brain

Brain Development

Learners learn through play, and what a better method than something fun like swimming. During the lessons learners are provided with age appropriate lessons and exercises. During exercises the brain develops better brain/body connections, improving coordinated movements.
The Yard Preschool / Pre-primary Swimming Benefits - Emotional

Emotional Development

Learning to swim at an early age, reduce the chance of fearing water at a later stage in life. Fear normally develops when a learner has had a negative experience. Well-structured lessons introduce the learner to the environment around the swimming pool and expose them to the taste, sight, smells, touch and sounds.