He was given a slot in his schools swimming team 2 years ago, when he was still in prep level. At that time, he was still in the morning class. 11am until 330pm was our time to read a book, play word games, puzzles, he play with his toys, he also draw and paint. We go back to his school for training at 4pm and we stay there until 7 pm.
Last year, bedtime story sessions doesn't happen everyday. Classes end at 220 pm, only 1.5 hours to do all his homework, study for a scheduled quiz for the next day (if there's any)... then we had to rush to his swim training.
I do allow him to go to the library everyday. I am very proud that he can read and understand books without a single picture illustration anymore at 6 years old. Before bedtime, he reads a book by himself while waiting for me to finish household chores. Sometimes, he requests that I read a bedtime story for him. Most of the time though we don't finish the whole book because he has to sleep already.
Today though was different. I was able to read a book to him without cutting off the rest of the story. He went to sleep happy.
I hope I can read another bedtime story for him tomorrow...and the next day...and the day after that...
The event was sponsored by Golf Distributors Association of the Philippines. Their main goal was to promote golf to potential junior golfers.
The kids were divided into 5 groups. Every hour, from 2 - 7pm, one group learned about the fundamentals of golf. 15 minutes was alotted on lectures about the parts of a golf club, rules to follow on the golf course using the 3-screen SimSurround simulator on the second floor of the venue. For the remaining 45 minutes, the kids were given a chance to try out the premium simulators on the ground floor.
The event was not boring --including the lectures--because it was incorporated in a children’s party with golf as the theme. McDonalds took care of the games, prizes and lootbags. Urban Golf and Mc Donalds took care of the meals. A beginner’s golf book was also given to the participants.
Everything was for FREE!!!
Hope there'll be more free parties like this!
Should we mom-who-doesn't-want-to-admit-that-i-am-a-worrywart panic? Nope, I don't think we should. That won't help us anyway. What we need to do is learn more about the virus and research on preventive ways to combat it.Here are some helpful links that you can start browsing:
Have a happy day and stop worrying mommies!
04 May 2009Labels: swimming
Before he turned 4, he attended a swim school located at a hotel near Harrizon Plaza also. He cried for a few minutes but after that it was smooth sailing for him and the swim coach. He doesn't want other coaches to teach him though, he always looks for the head coach everytime he comes to class. Good thing this swim school caters to kids (babies even), they were very understanding and patient. Before that summer class ended, my son was able to swim by himself without any arm rings.
Summer before his 6th birthday, he joined a class offered by a former coach of the Philippine team.
Choosing the right swimming class for your child is very important. Just because someone knows how to swim doesn't mean that they can also teach swimming already.
So, how do you choose the right swim school for your child/ren? Here is a checklist how to do it.
Research: Go online and look for a swim class offered near your area. You can also ask friends and family members if they know of a good one.
Forums: Visit online forums and get feedbacks about the swim classes that you've researched so far.
Top Three: By now you can narrow down the best classes based on the feedbacks that you've gotten.
Visit: Visit the pool site and talk with the head coach. Observe how the coaches communicate and teach the students. Check the coach:student ratio. The more students a coach handles, the lesser time he can give to each student. Check the condition of the pool, is it clean? First time swimmers doesn't know how to breath properly under the water yet so they tend to swallow some water from the pool.
Fee: Check if the swimming fee is reasonable. Some provide for the goggles, floaters and graduation giveaways. Does your child have these things already? If you don't have it yet, is it cheaper to buy somewhere else?
Free Trial: Ask if they can give your child a swim trial, some allow it for a few minutes. Can the coach communicate well with your child, does your child like the coach? If ever you decide to enroll in that class, make sure that your childs swim instructor is the same one that gave him the swim trial.
Happy swim school hunting!
You are growing
up so fast and I don't
Share with me these
moments and let me
be a part of your
I will try not to
crowd you and let you
be the person you
choose to be.
Let me come along
for the ride and I will
watch you spread your
wings and fly.