You don’t have to be in the pool to improve your swimming. Being comfortable breathing in water is one of the most important skills to acquire. Here are our top 5 tips for teaching kids how to blow bubbles at home.Blowing bubbles is a skill that can take a long time to learn but once achieved, it opens up so many other options. Problems with breathing in water often stem from a fear of water or a fear of drowning, so you may find it more comfortable to practice when you are not actually immersed in water. Children who struggle with this skill may improve their confidence and self-esteem with these easy activities that don’t involve getting into the pool. The mouth shape and blowing action is just the same as you would do to blow bubbles in water.
These activities are great for beginner adults too. If you feel nervous about practicing at the pool, a simple glass of water and a straw at home can really help you to build confidence before trying it out in a public place.
Here are our top 5 ideas for teaching kids to blow bubbles at home:
- Blow through a straw into a glass of water
- Use a pot of bubble mixture and a wand to blow bubbles
- Blow a ping-pong ball across a table
- Or blow out a candle on a birthday cake
- Copy the actions from one of our storybooks designed to help children understand how to blow bubbles
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