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Weather Dangers, Tides and White Caps, Oh my!
Stormy Challenges


Talk about water dangers. Swim within arms’s reach; wear a life jacket.

Tip: Use words to describe water quality: deep/shallow, clear/murky, sandy/rocky,

gentle/rough (waves), fresh/salt water.


Draw/make a poster about outdoor water dangers.

Tip: Never swim alone; Stay with your caregiver; Supervise with no distractions (no phones, sleeping, book reading, multi-tasking); Stay in shallow water; Get out of water when there is thunder or lightning.


Write words or a story describing water safety tips.

Tip: White caps warn us about strong winds. When caught in a strong current, swim parallel to the shore, until you move out of the current. Know the tide schedule so you are prepared.

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Why is this important?

Even at young ages, children can be trained on water safety.

Reference: Turgut, T., Yaman, M. & Turgut, A. (2016). Educating children on water safety for drowning prevention. Soc Indic Research, 129, 787-801.

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