Swimming lessons at YMCA.
This week is my darling daughter’s second level of swimming lessons. The class is introduced to water movements. The first level swimming class was about water acclimation where the students were taught to feel confident in the water so they won’t be scared whatsoever. Level 2 is about water movement. Students are taught about recommended and proper water movement in swimming. Also, breathing techniques are introduced as well as proper floating and to get off the water by themselves.
K was joined with my friend’s daughter Ari because my cousins’ are on vacation. The instructor teaches the students in the 5-feet deep water then takes them to the 8-feet deep water for the jumps.
Open swim at YMCA
Speaking of swimming, we registered darling daughter in a swimming class at YMCA. It was a 30-minute swimming lesson for eight days with open swim for parent and student after each lesson. Because K cannot swim five feet distance in a 5-foot deep water, she is a beginner which makes her join Level 1-Water Acclimation.
My darling K is enjoying her swimming classes so far. Her swimming instructor seemed to be competent. Swimming instructors at YMCA handles at least two to maximum of four students per class. K wants to continue and in two weeks, she will be in Level 2-Water Movement. Hopefully she will become more confident in the water so she will learn a lot in the next level. I need to buy her swimming cap and goggles next weekend.
My dad enjoys listening to music. In fact, he has a collection of cassette tapes of his favorite songs and song hots magazine. He also plays the guitar. I wish I had the skill and the enthusiasm to learn a musical instrument-a guitar at least. Only my brother has been able to learn to play a guitar patiently. I think he was a self-learner.
In addition to my dad’s liking with music, he made a speaker box. We didn’t have the money to buy an entertainment center so he improvised stuff. He made a speaker box from spare plank wood and installed wgs speakers in them. The rest was about electronics. The sound was awesome. It was like we have our own entertainment center at home. 🙂
I was a guest reader in K’s class yesterday.
In participation with the Read Across America Campaign week, K’s school PTO asked parents if we’re able to come to the school and read to the students or listen to them read. I came to her school yesterday and read a book to two First Grader students and to K’s class.
It was a great feeling to be able to share a little time reading to the children and see them interact and share their reactions about the story I read to them.
Checking for books.
If I remember it right, this is the second time K and I visited our local library since the school started in August. We couldn’t attend the Story Time for All Ages on Tuesday evenings because our bedtime is around 7:00 P.M. and the story time is scheduled at 6:30 P.M. The story time on Wednesdays and Fridays are for toddlers and are scheduled during school hours. So obviously we’re not able to go as well.
This afternoon we got the chance to go to the library because K wanted to borrow DVDs. We have a collection of kids’ movies on DVDs at home but it gets boring, you know. She enjoys being at the library. She reads a few books. Sometimes I read to her. What fascinated her most was searching for books and DVDs at the computer kiosk. When K started to try using the computer kiosk, she used a step stool to reach the keyboard. Now, she doesn’t have to use one anymore. She can reach the computer keyboard and she’s very happy about that. This way K will know if her favorite books like Pete the Cat and Hippoposites and DVDs like Kubo and My Neighbor Totoro are IN or OUT. The library is one of the places to take your children for learning and reading. There are activities and special events for kids’ according to age and interest that local libraries organize all the time.
I need to allot more library time on the weekends. As for the story time, we will catch up on that in the summer. We always participate in the Summer Reading Club.
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