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Top 5 books about learning to swim

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posted on 25th January 2019


Some of the most special times are those spent reading stories to our children. So here, Swimming Rocks Founder, and mum to her own two little munchkins, Claire Harrison reviews her favourite stories about, bravery, overcoming fear and learning to swim…



Be Brave Little Penguin, by Giles Andrea

Little Penguin Pip-Pip would love to join in with all his friends swimming in the sea, but there’s just one problem . . .  he’s scared of water. Can Pip-Pip overcome his fears and finally take the plunge? This irresistible story shows that sometimes all it takes is a little bit of encouragement – and a whole lot of heart – to finally make that leap!



Little Penguin learns to swim by Eilidh Rose

Children will delight in following Little Penguin as he goes for his first swim.As he meets friends along the way, all learning something new, Little Penguin tries to overcome his nerves but will Little Penguin be brave enough to jump in and swim?



Lottie & Walter by Anna Walker

Lottie goes to swim lessons every Saturday, but she never gets in the water. That’s because she is convinced there is a shark in the pool, a shark that wants to eat her and only her. But then Walter appears. Walter likes singing and reading books and bubble baths, and his favourite food is fish sticks, just like Lottie. When Saturday rolls around again, Lottie is no more ready to jump in the pool than she was before. Or is she? Sometimes it just takes a special friend to find the courage that was inside you all along.



Saturday Is Swimming Day by Hyewon Yum

New things can be scary, but as one endearing little girl discovers, it’s perfectly fine to take your time



Spot Goes to the Swimming Pool by Eric Hill

Family favourite sport enjoys his new experience in the swimming pool. Great for early years. Spot is going to the swimming pool with Mum and his smart new rubber ring. At first he feels a little nervous, but with a bit of support from Mum and friends soon Spot is splashing about and having a whale of a time!