Thank you to the Stew Leonard's store family for the invitation to attend a #Back2Stews Blogger Tour and a promotional item for the purpose of facilitating this advertorial.
Adventurous, fun-loving, and extremely cautious are all very accurate descriptions of my parenting style. Prior to becoming a mom, I spent countless summers as a camp counselor responsible for the education and safety of other parents' children. Many of the principles received during the many sessions of safety training remain with me today as a parent.
"Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim, is a child's first guide to water safety. Written for children ages two through six, the book conveys an important message of how to be safe near the water through the story of Stewie, a duck who wants to swim with the 'big ducks,' but is prevented from going in the water by his older sister until he learns the water safety rules."
The process of listening to the children singing water safety rules is a highly effective teaching tool as children are more likely to pay attention to the voices of other children. After reading the friendly, yet informative story in the brightly illustrated book, I downloaded the companion app for my four year old son to become familiar with water safety rules. Very simply, he learned that he must- learn to swim, always wear a life vest and having a grown up watch him in the pool. The simple, familiar melody (Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star), of the water safety rules song was repeated continuously. He loves the story and most importantly, he knows the lesson to be learned about being safe around open water.
Visit StewieTheDuck.com for important water safety information for families and organizations, in addition to purchasing information and ways that you can support the outstanding philanthropic work of the Stew Leonard III Children's Charities.