Swimming lesson advice with Royal Life Saving’s Penny Larsen

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Tue 27 October 2015

13 mins

Hitting the water in the warmer months is an Aussie tradition for families, but when’s the best time to start swimming lessons with the little ones? How do you get them to focus on learning, and are incentives a good idea? Royal Life Saving's Penny Larsen gives us the best tips for making your kids water-aware and ready to swim this summer.

Listen to more Toddler & Child segments

Maggie Dent on how to raise our boys to be good men

We’re living in a time where there are very prominent examples of toxic masculinity. Whether it’s all the assault allegations that arose with the #metoo movement, lone young men killing…
10 mins

Why it’s ok that your daughter wears pink, and your son plays with cars

When it comes to children, gender politics can be really confusing. What does it really mean to have a “gender neutral” child? Is it ok that my daughter loves pink…
15 mins

How to talk about body safety and consent with your child

We all want to empower our children to be safe. Jayneen Sanders has written several books to help parents help their children be self-aware and safe The mum, teacher, and…
14 mins

When 6 year olds lose their shiz, and what to do about it

Anger in older children can be difficult to understand. They're not tantruming toddlers anymore, so what's happening when they lose their shiz Dr Vanessa LaPointe is a psychologist and author…
16 mins

Using stories to teach children how to celebrate their differences

Author and illustrator Tom Percival has created a picture book about a little boy who grew wings; Perfectly Norman. Tom's story follows the story of Norman exploring how the differences…
10 mins

Why we need to shift from blame to empowerment when it comes to bullying

When a child is five or six do they really understand what it is to be a bully Kellie Sloane is a spokesperson for Life Education, Australia’s largest provider of…
14 mins