Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity.
Our Safety Around Water books can help you make sure children learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely.
WATER SAFETY STATS
Let’s talk about the not-so-great numbers first: According to the CDC, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children under the age of 5, and it’s the 5th leading cause for people of all ages. In addition, as many as 69% of young children found drowned or submerged in pools were not expected to be in or at the pool.
While these numbers are startling, there’s good news: Teaching water safety can prevent drowning! And it turns out that learning to swim can do more than save a child’s life. A study by the Griffith Institute for Educational Research found that children who were taught to swim by age 5 experienced a number of cognitive and physical advantages over children who did not know how to swim. They were also more advanced in mathematics, counting, language, and following instructions.
With all of the benefits of learning to swim, there is no better time to teach your kids to swim! We have a dedicated water safety on this website with tips and fun books and activities to help make learning fun for kids!