Today is #worldprematurityday and you’d never know it looking at their underwater photo or Edie and Mabel now but as preemie twins they were born 3lbs12 and 4lbs2 - we started our swimming journey as soon as we could and the benefits of been in the water were instant. They seemed soothed by the warm water, ate better, napped better and slept better. As a mum I had been finding those early days so hard and will be honest and say I wasn’t really enjoying it much at all... but our lessons helped sort our routine & I began to look forward to each Tuesday. After an emergency section and as preemies, we never got that skin to skin contact until just before we left hospital. So having that closeness in lessons was so special. A 30 minute class is like a full blown work out for a little ones - so it wasn’t long before we noticed how much strength they were gaining, how tummy time became easier and how despite the fact to this day two years later they’ve never left second centile, they keep up with their peers and adore the water. I’m so thankful for our lessons and for been able to not only give Edie and Mabel a life skill and water confidence but for bringing me closer to them when I needed it and for helping them to become the strong little twosome they are today! Katy x
Wrapping up the academic year 2019 with a double yayy :)) my heart swelled when Cayden went up stage to receive his first prize in school ❤️ So grateful for fabulous family support and wonderful teachers (past & present) for all our kids. The 3 of them have worked hard and played hard, especially our ballerina.
I’m so proud of her trying to balance both studies and ballet, it’s been tough but we will keep trying! 💪🏻 she is very fortunate to be able to pursue her passion with her teachers at @yanballetacademy. Sharing a few of my fave stage pics of her! #lovemyfamily#theeverydayproject#learnforlife#dancepics#myballerina#blessed#proudmum
We're saying a very fond farewell to our Chapter 17 graduates this weekend as we come to the end of this term. 😥
To Jenny's class at Cedar School and Ange's at Osborne School today 🐳🐳🐳 Ash's Sunday class at Springwell and Lue's at Osborne School... 💦💦💦 We're so proud of everything you've achieved from that very first swim and Splish Splash to tackling all four strokes, independent swimming and learning how to be safe around the water. Skills you'll keep for life! We wish you all the best on your onward swim journey without your adult "helper" in the pool! 🐳🐳🐳 We'd love to see any piccies of your last class or "then and now" shots of your journey! Just use the hashtag #waterbabieshampshire so we can see them too!! 💦💦💦 #waterbabiesuk#learnforlife #babyswimming#waterbabies#theygrowupsofast
Hace 10 años emprendimos uno de los mejores retos de nuestras vidas✨. Nos unimos tres mamás maestras 👩🏻🏫movidas por el amor a nuestros hijos y el amor a la educación. Era un momento importante en nuestras vidas: coleccionábamos más de 10 años de experiencia profesional 🤩. Habían tocado nuestro corazón ♥️ suficientes niños que encendieron ese poderoso deseo de darles lo mejor de nuestro tiempo mientras fuimos sus maestras. Ahora eran nuestros hijos quienes nos movían a “algo más”. Entonces, nació en nuestros corazones Oak Tree School 🧡. Sin aun tener un nombre, tuvo primero un “logo”: un árbol que con sus ramas y hojas formaba una casita con dos niños adentro. Un árbol porque siempre supimos que el aprendizaje que queríamos brindar a nuestros alumnos sería duradero y de por vida, con raíces profundas; y una “casita” porque nuestros alumnos recibirían el amor, la seguridad y la felicidad de estar “como en casa”. A partir de ese momento asumimos el reto 💪🏼 de que los tesoros más grandes de las familias se convirtieran en nuestros propios tesoros. 🌟
Hoy tenemos el privilegio de decir que más de 500 familias han confiado en nosotros y gracias a ellos somos lo que somos.
Oak Tree School es para nosotras el campo de acción que lo reúne todo: el lugar donde los sueños ✨ se cumplen, donde el amor ❤️ fluye, los abrazos 😍abundan y las carcajadas 😂sobran y donde los retos y los desafíos💪 se sobrepasan juntas 🤩. #oaktree#lifeisbetterwithfriends#teachingisaworkofheart#experiencelove#learnforlife#bestpreschoolever#kinder#happykids#santaana#greatteachers#10years 🎉
(23/100) ▪️Nalanda Buddhist Philosophy 101▪️ After coming back from the study retreat in Bir, way before I had digested the experience myself, I was faced with this FAQ - "Toh kya seekha? (What did you learn?)" This was all genuine curiosity which I think deserved a well-structured & sensible answer. So I tried my best to explain what I've understood so far, by comparing it to the study of a subject that we've all studied at some point of time... Mathematics!!! 🙈🤓 (⏩ Swipe to see the 5 ideas about maths which I felt were analogous to the study of Nalanda Buddhist Philosophy too) 📷 Geshe Dorji Damdul la, our teacher during the retreat. @tibethouse.in So grateful for teachers like him who are taking the subject beyond the monasteries, for the benefit of all 🌼
Come and meet our team ...This is Clare not only does she run Waterbabies Hampshire she is also a pretty awesome baby swim teacher and in the pool several days a week! 💦💦💦 She teaches on Monday at Ashurst Lodge, Tuesdays at Winchester Hospital, Saturdays at Southampton General and Sundays at the Osborne School in Winchester 💦💦💦 She says ' I love week one with all our new swimmers joining their first Chapter 1 lesson and feel very lucky to be part of each families’ journey getting to know all the individual characters of my swimmers and helping them grow in confidence 💦💦💦 Seeing the amazed look on their carers faces right through their journey as their little ones progress is brilliant, especially if they’ve had a few wobbles or challenges along the way!' 💦 💦 💦 #waterbabieshampshire#learnforlife#waterbabiesuk#babyswimming#waterbabies
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A question we get asked a lot is how do babies learn to swim? 💦💦 All babies learn through repetitive teaching, word association, play and regular classes. In their first few weeks, babies naturally make rhythmical, co-ordinated swimming movements, and also inhibit their own breathing underwater (something called the gag reflex) 💦💦💦 After about 6 months, that reflex lessens as they start to take control of their own breathing when going underwater 💦💦💦 Until they’re aged about 3, babies and toddlers lack the strength, co-ordination and motor skills to swim on the surface; the way their body-mass is distributed also makes it difficult 💦💦💦 However, with careful supervision and encouragement they can naturally swim short distances underwater from very early on 💦💦💦 The Water Babies programme is structured to reflect children’s natural development phases; for example the fully supported swim position little ones start in progresses as they develop their motor skills, strength and stamina to become independent swimmers with controlled arm and leg movements, eventually turning into front paddle and later, front crawl. 💦 💦 💦
Would you like to know more ? Please send us a message or contact us on the details in our bio ⬆️ 💦 💦 💦 #waterbabies#waterbabieshampshire#babyswimming#waterbabiesuk#learnforlife
⭐️Fantastic news! Water Babies is coming to #Frodsham ⭐️ We are so excited to announce that we will be launching brand new classes at the Best Western Forest Hills Hotel (WA6) from 9.45am on Frodsham Friday 10th January, this 6 week beginners class will be suitable for babies 0-12 months and will cost £94.50 😃
This lovely new venue has all of this.....
🚗 #Free private car park
👶Fantastic changing facilities
Our short course will gradually introduce your baby to underwater swimming, as well as lots of special bonding time with you. It also teaches you how to confidently hold and handle your baby in the water. We also teach your little one vital safety skills. One of our core philosophies is that we teach you to teach your baby to swim – so we’ll always explain why we’re doing something, as well as carefully demonstrate exactly what to do. Classes are kept small, with one carer per baby in the pool, and last for half an hour.
So so proud! @tommys_thebabycharity A huge #ThankYouThursday to Harry, an amazing little boy with tons of energy! Harry's mum, Tory, is a Water Babies franchisee, and when Harry heard of the fundraising that his mum and sisters were doing through Tommy's Splashathon, he decided to complete his own #MiniMudder challenge! He held bake sales, arranged supermarket collections, and trained hard after school. Harry smashed his fundraising target, raising an incredible £1,382.50!
"The collective unconscious contains the whole spiritual heritage of mankind’s evolution, born anew in the brain structure of every individual. The more one becomes aware of the contents of the personal unconscious, the more is revealed of the rich layer of images and motifs that comprise the collective unconscious. This has the effect of enlarging the personality." Dr Carl Jung
Please note: 🚧 ⚠️ Our Main Branch (55 Harwood Ave S) will be temporarily closed for interior renovations starting Sun Dec 1 and reopening Thurs Jan 2.
Please use alternative locations during this time: McLean - 95 Magill Dr and Audley (opening Nov 30) - 1955 Audley Rd. We sincerely appreciate the understanding and patience of our users as we work to improve the facility.
My boss: honestly I was really confused when I first saw your website was Lauren Learns Life, I figured it would be like... learning about LIFE, ya know?
Me: teaching is life
My boss: I know I should encourage that type of thing - but I’m just going to pretend you never said that
I haven’t written a #LateefasRamblings in a while so here’s one to think about:-
Would you stay in a business partnership with a partner who does not invest in the company ? Probably not right ? So why would someone accept anything less from a partner in life ? A partnership is a delicate balance of give and take. A give so that the relationship is constantly nourished. This only happens as in business with time, effort and daily engagement. A business reaps the benefits of work put in, and so does a relationship. If team members of a business don’t put in the effort; the business either fails or has to be carried by the hard working members of a team to keep it afloat. This can only happen for so long without long term struggle of a company. Sometimes team members of a company do not fit in a certain department and have to be moved or trained to bring them up to standard to have their strengths utilized to the maximum level. The same with relationships, certain peoples strengths and understanding stop at a certain point, communication is necessary to rethink and delegate tasks appropriately. The point is, in business or in partnership, put in the effort and communicate to benefit.
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هل ستبقى في شراكة تجارية مع شريك لا يستثمر في الشركة؟ ربما لا، صحيح؟ فلماذا يقبل أي شخص أقل من ذالك من شريك حياته؟ الشراكة توازن دقيق بين الأخذ والعطاء. العطاء حتى يتم تغذية العلاقة باستمرار. هذا يحدث فالعمل او الشراكة الشخصية مع الوقت، و الجهد والمشاركة اليومية. تربح الشركة من جهد عمل الموظفين، وكذلك العلاقة. إذا لم يقم أعضاء فريق العمل بأي جهد؛ احتمال أن تفشل الشركة أو سيجب على أعضاء الفريق الآخرين أن يعملوا بجهد لإسترجاع توازن الشركة. هذا يمكن أن يحدث فقط لفترة معينة دون تأثير كبير على الشركة. في بعض الأحيان ، لا يتلاءم أعضاء فريق الشركة مع قسم معين من واجبات العمل، فيجب أن يتم نقلهم أو تدريبهم على الواجبات التي تتلاأم مع قواتهم و احتياجات الشركة. هذا يحدث مع فهم نقاط الضعف و القوة و رفع مستوى عملهم مع التدريب حتى يصل الإنسان لمستوي مرغوب به. و هذا يتطبق مع العلاقة الشخصية، أحياناً الفهم يتوقف في مواضيع معينة، التفاهم ضروري لإعادة تنسيق الواجبات بما يناسب أعضاء الشراكة. القصد هو:- في العمل أو مع شريك الحياة ، يجب أن تضع الجهد و التفاهم للنجاح.