Last night's swim lesson began by having the babies dig in the water for pool toys. They were also given a pool noodle and kick board at the same time as the digging was going on. Rachel loved the pool noodle and happily let it under arms while reaching for toys. She placed her toys on the kickboard. Her swim instructor has been working on trying to get Rachel to say "octopus" since the first swim lesson. She got close last night by saying "octo". Next the babies practiced 1,2,3 Go at the side of the pool. If your baby stands up you could practice the 1,2,3 Go while they were standing. Rachel wanted no part of this. After this- the babies practiced the pancake song and blowing bubbles in the water. The babies then helped pick up pool toys - each time they grabbed one- you would turn the baby over in the water. The swim lesson ended by having your baby with their back on your chest and kicking off of the side of the pool. None of the babies there last night wanted to do this. I think next week is our last week of swimming lessons until the summer sessions starts.