kiddie pool, parent co summer camp digest

The Kiddie Pool Digest will be back each week with a new fun theme and interesting activities, facts, and bits from around the web for curious kids of all ages.

Go Pool hopping: Week 1 | Bees


Summer begins when the pools open and the sprinklers turn to life and the hoses shoot arcs over hot sidewalks. Summer and water go together like crackerjacks and baseball. They are compatriots, meant to mingle. The smell of sunscreen, hours in the water, falling asleep warm and tired in a beach towel—this is the stuff kids dream of when they stare out the window at school. And now’s the time. So, dig out the floaties and flip flops and hit the water running. It’s time to kick swim season into high gear.

Kiddie Pool summer digest for kids, swimming facts

Facts about swimming

The biggest swimming pool, in Chile, is about as large as 20 football fields (without their end zones).
A Spanish freediver set the world record by holding his breath for 24 min 3.45 secs in 2016
Swimming became an Olympic sport in 1896. It wasn't held in a pool until 1908, and women were allowed to join in 1912.
Longggg swims

Ben Lecomte, who has already swam across the Atlantic, is about to embark on a swim from Tokyo to San Francisco (5,550 miles in 5-6 months)– track his progress!

A man has swam the entire length of the Amazon River in 67 days. And Ben Lecomte, who has already swam across the Atlantic, is about to embark on a swim from Tokyo to San Francisco (5,550 miles in 5-6 months)– track his progress!

A man has swam the entire length of the Amazon River in 67 days. And Ben Lecomte, who has already swam across the Atlantic, is about to embark on a swim from Tokyo to San Francisco (5,550 miles in 5-6 months)– track his progress!

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Watch & Learn

 

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Nickelodean and Nationwide- Make Safe Happen

Why Do We Have to Wear Sunscreen?

 

Paralympian Swimmer: Nikita Howarth

The Pool

 

Free diver conquers 600 ft sinkhole

Pool hacks for families

 

TAKE A DEEP DIVE

“Swim-In” Movie Night

 

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The ingredients for a great “swim-in” movie night are simple: 1) water, 2) snacks, 3) floats, 4) film. Optional add-ons include a projector and canvas for the upgraded experience.

You don’t need a backyard with a fancy infinity pool for this one. Any body of water will do. For those without a pool or a yard, fear not. We’ve done this with a kiddie pool in the living room. Helpful sanity-saving tip (put down a tarp first).

Make sure you’ve got all the good movie snacks: popcorn, Twizzlers, Milk Duds…whatever makes you feel the movie night vibe and fill a cooler with popsicles and drinks to keep poolside.

 

Find fun floats like foam noodles, rafts, or pool chairs.

 

Buy or rent a projector and make sure to have access to Wifi or DVD player. You can project the film on a canvas, large sheet, or a blank wall. Or, as long as you synchronize play, you can set up several laptops around the pool area so kids can swim and watch from all angles.

Fun extra

Do a theme-based back-to-back feature like all the good drive-ins. Might we suggest “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory”?


Cover & Collect

 

kiddie pool summer digest for kids, covet and collect products

Noodle Sling – Floating Chair

$9.91


Portable Projector for Outdoor Indoor Movie Night

$84.99

Pizza Float

$30.87

Gliding Shark Throwing Underwater Torpedo 

$7.85

Get your groove on

kiddie pool summer digest for kids, music playlist

 

  1. Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
  2. Surfin’ Safari-Beach Boys
  3. No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem-Kenny Chesney
  4. Nightswimming- R.E.M.
  5. Wona-Mumford and Sons and Baaba Maal
  6. Under the Boardwalk-The Drifters
  7. You and Your Heart-Jack Johnson
  8. Knee Deep-Zach Brown Band and Jimmy Buffet
  9. How Far I’ll Go (from Moana)-Mark Mancina
  10. Jamming-Bob Marley

 Page Turners

 

kiddie pool summer digest for kids, books

kiddie pool Pool

by Jihyeon Lee

kiddie pool summer digest, sufer of the century bookSurfer of the Century: The Life of Duke Kahanamoku

by Ellie Crowe

kiddie pool summer digest swimmySwimmy

by Leo Lionni

LOOK UP THE STARS

Aquarius

kiddie pool summer digest for kids, stars

kiddie pool constellation

Who better to celebrate a day at the pool with than Aquarius, the water-bearer? Here’s how to find it!


star walk

GET SOME STAR-GAZING ASSISTANCE

Star WalkStar Walk for Kids: Learning Astronomy and Space 


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Kiddie pool summer digest for kids, bees and the environment


Have a BEE – autiful World Environment Day!