What water activities can my child perform?
In recent years, there has been an increase in the demand for water activities, initially for recreational purposes, now also educational and health, being an important part in the integral development of the human being, with special interest of people in situation of disability.
This fact can be evidenced by the increase in the construction of swimming pools in the home, it is estimated that around 7,000 pools are built per year, both private and business.
Nevertheless, several doubts arise regarding the repertoire of activities that can be carried out in these enclosures, specifically addressed to the child population:
Can my child only learn to swim? What other activity can you do? Are there water activities for children with disabilities? How beneficial is aquatic therapy for healthy children, with diseases (obesity, hyperactivity syndrome and attention deficit) or in a situation of disability?
Next, we aim to provide answers to these and other very frequent concerns, making these topics clearer, by approaching them in a professional and simple way for all readers.
Can my child only learn to swim? What other water activities can you do?
If you search the web the repertoire of activities that children can do in the swimming pools, are mainly intended to teach swimming or practice swimming, a very relevant aspect for their development and autonomy in the water; Waterpolo practice, water games, synchronized swimming, diving lessons with tank, snorkel by the depths of the pool, aquatic psychomotricity for children (directed to babies between 4-6 months to 2 years approximately).
Are there water activities for children with disabilities?
Indeed, there are water workshops for children with disabilities, including children with Down Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), among others. However, the purpose of these workshops is primarily to teach swimming.
It is also possible to find individual therapies for therapeutic purposes, for example in the Telethon pool, the Halliwick Method, Bad Ragaz, Watsu, etc., which include children with other types of sensory-motor disorders, which require an individual approach, because most of them, have a moderate-severe condition.
How beneficial is aquatic therapy for healthy, sick or disabled children?
The experience provided by water for children is unique, health benefits are tripled, compared to conventional therapies (onshore), due to its inherent properties (hydrostatic, hydrodynamic and hydrokinetic factors); Which, when combined with aquatic activities, allow to exploit the skills that each child possesses.
However, as you have seen, most are intended to teach swimming and swim or are recreational type and so far, there is no group therapy to integrate children with different abilities (both children with some disorder Sensitive, motor-like healthy children who also possess different abilities).
In this way, Kaenz is born, an alternative therapy that allows the integration and inclusion of children with disabilities, with “healthy” children (parents who want their children to do some recreational activity with a focus on health, a preventive modality), children suffering from obesity, ASD, Hyperactivity Syndrome and Attention Deficit, among others; Through ludic-therapeutic activities, carried out in the form of circuits.
This therapy allows children to increase their abilities and / or abilities, regardless of their condition, for example, those who have a better performance or water performance, help those who are costing and empowering them, each child Stimulates and helps his partner, so he can finish the task, promoting values such as respect, enforcing the equality of rights that each child has.
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