Physical Development

Learning to Swim: Top 5 Favorite Tools

Can’t you taste the sweet summery breeze?  My eight year old already won a battle for wearing his shorts to school and proudly displaying his bare ankles even if the thermometer still not so eager to display its summer colors.  Now our kids’ major question is when they can dive into the pool.  Time to [...]

What’s the Perfect Age to Learn How to Swim

Splash.  Not a moment of hesitation.  Thousands of tiny droplets cover the sides of the pool.  The first thing emerging from a distant blue bottom is a happy grin with a few missing teeth.  Another dive and with a few confident strokes he reaches the other side of the pool.  The ball is his again. [...]

Olympic Sports in our Living Room

Everyone in my house contracted the major fever of the season: Olympic fever! “Are you watching this AGAIN?” – cries out my neighbour’s daughter. Yes, again, we just can’t get enough… Neither can my kids: they are really fascinated, involved, inspired. So, it’s time for some Olympic Games of our own. Considering the winter weather [...]

Drowning people don’t call for help!

Somehow the image of a distressed novice swimmer, thrashing in the water and calling for help is the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of drowning. Wrong. While such behavior is often shown in the movies and could still occur, this is not drowning yet. Apparently, drowning person is not capable [...]

Baby’s Physical Development: crawling, creeping and brachiating

There have been so many questions and discussions regarding crawling, creeping and brachiating, that I thought it deserves a separate article. In Glenn Doman’s book How To Teach Your Baby To Be Physically Superb, there are few chapters devoted to these activities. The first one is crawling.   Doman recommends building a special crawling track for [...]

Youth Sports Build Strong Bones for Life

The importance of physical activity in the daily life of our kids is clear to everyone. This new research goes further: it indicates that weight-bearing activities like running, volleyball, and tennis during adolescence lead to having stronger bones later in life. The research is specific for women: In the study, published in the British Journal [...]