We really envisioned Ellie loving all of the activity, splashing to and fro, and even bonding with us during class. So far, we're 0 for 3 for those goals. As the other kids frolic in the water and laugh with glee, Ellie literally stands there stone faced with her fingers in her mouth. Not even a crack of a smile... We're not sure if she thinks she's better than everyone there, is too cool for school, or if she's simply overstimulated with all of the action. I'm hoping it's the latter.
Below, I've documented a typical swim class with Ellie. Let's hope Nana can bring the joy of swim class to Ellie next week;)
They have "motorboating" where they put the babies in a noodle contraption. The babies are supposed to learn to kick there legs and grab the ball floating around. As you can see, Ellie is totally unimpressed.
As Ellie floats into a corner by herself, she's still totally unfazed.
We're still skimming the surface, but next week the goal is to get Ellie completely submerged. Then, the goal is to increase the amount of time under water to improve on breath control.
This is the most action we got out of Ellie during class...
This circuit is called Monkey Bars where they teach the babies how to grab onto the side of the pool. Our finger sucking daughter didn't care for this exercise either.
Again, refusing to give up her beloved fingers during slide time. Too cool for school.
We end the class each week like this. Ellie graced us with her full attention and no finger sucking but looks less than impressed with this activity as well.