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MotherBarr Wed 23-Jan-19 22:03:04

I have always said I wanted my little lad to do summing lessons as soon as he was old enough. Are they worth it, or would it be just as beneficial learning with myself and Dad? My son is 2 and half, and understands what is being asked of him but only says a few words. (Wait for speech therapy) I want to put his name down on the waiting list but I don't wanna put it on to early? Just not sure what is best.

Thank to anyone who reply's and understand what I've said 😂😂

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BackforGood Thu 24-Jan-19 00:02:23

He's too young yet to be able to follow instructions and process what he is being asked to do.
I'd wait until he is about 4, for lessons, but take him lots now, with you or let his Dad take him. The more he is used to the water and the noises and smells of the baths, the better. smile

BarbarianMum Thu 24-Jan-19 08:20:29

He's not too young to take swimming obviously and if you take him regularly it will really help. But far to young for lessons- Id say 5 or 6 is a better age.

MotherBarr Thu 24-Jan-19 08:55:29

I will have to put his name down soon, as the waiting list is so long, I've know people to be waiting for two-there years. Just don't wanna be paying money out if he's not gonna be interested in it. For now I think me and dad will just take him and then next year put his name down, then hopefully we will be somewhere with his speech and he will understand more.

Thank you for replying.

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Nsbgsyebebdnd Thu 24-Jan-19 13:39:05

My dd started lessons at about 3 years- she loved it

Nj200 Thu 24-Jan-19 17:46:36

I take my DS, he is 2 and a half and doesn't really understand what is being asked and chooses not to follow instructions (also works with SALT) he's doing really well and doing stuff he couldn't before, he's much more confident now and can even float by himself , he gets used to the routine and enjoys it

anappleandtwentysevenbisuits Thu 24-Jan-19 18:31:52

I've just enquired for my 2.5 year old and the swimming teachers email has put me off. I told them we go swimming every week, but have not had lessons. She then said my child has "very limited experience", which I guess is snobby teacher talk saying how I've diadvantaged him for life for not starting formal lessons from 6 weeks wink Anyway I think I'll just keep taking him myself and waiting until he's at school age for lessons. And I'll let him wear armbands

The cost of lessons is shocking. I expect the council leisure centre ones are a bit cheaper, but the pool is freezing.

BarbarianMum Thu 24-Jan-19 19:15:11

The cost is horrendous. I reckon I've spent thousands getting both children to a good level. And, tbh, they made little progress bw 4 and 6, after which they flew (well swam) so I wish Id saved those 2 years of money.

Lazypuppy Thu 24-Jan-19 20:11:53

I did water babies from 6 months, dd loves it as do i

KingIrving Thu 24-Jan-19 20:18:50

I did swimming lessons from a very young age with DS1 and not before 4 years old for DS2.
DS2 is now a competitive swimmers, trains early morning 5 times a week for 1.30h. DS1 is absolutely not interested in water .

At a toddler age, it is more about confidence in water and not bing afraid of water on face, in eyes and so on. Proper swimming, not the dog paddling comes later.

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