It's summer time and that means time to get in the water! Some kids are very comfortable playing in the pool right from the start, while others need a little encouragement getting their little feet in the water and enjoying the experience of getting wet and learning to swim. These wonderful books are a great way to help children get used to playing in the water and to talk about one's natural fears about swimming.
Sergio Makes a Splash by Edel Rodriguez
Even though he loves water, Sergio the penguin is afraid to swim in the deep water until he learns how.
Maisy Learns to Swim by Lucy Cousins
Going swimming for the first time together, Maisy, Eddie, and Tallulah venture into the pool and adjust to the cold water while learning how to kick, float, and blow bubbles.
Brownie and Pearl Take a Dip by Cynthia Rylant; illustrated by Brian Biggs
One hot day, a little girl and her cat enjoy a backyard pool.
Olvina Swims by Grace Lin
Olvina, a chicken in more ways than one, overcomes her fear of swimming with help from her friend Hailey, a penguin, while on vacation in Hawaii.
Swim, Little Wombat, Swim! By Charles Fuge
Wombat makes friends with a platypus who teaches him to swim.
Swim, Duck, Swim by Susan Laurie; photographs by Murray Head
A photographic tale about Duckling the reluctant swimmer finds him resenting the pressure exerted by his patient Mama and Papa Duck, preferring to stay dry and take a nap before eventually deciding to join his siblings in the pond.
All available at the Free Library! For more choices, check out your local library today!