Water learning, using activities in an aquatic environment to enrich and reinforce learning in nonaquatic areas of child development, has the potential to provide interesting and success oriented aquatic activities for young children, as well as to contribute to cognitive development and academic achievement. Integrating water learning activities into existing traditional aquatic experiences is the focus of this article. Individualization through application of a problem solving approach and movement exploration activities to meet specific developmental needs is addressed. Water learning activities can reinforce classroom academics, provide a unique environment for children to apply knowledge, and stimulate engagement of reluctant learners. Additional research questions regarding the efficacy of water learning, are outlined. The potential of water learning to enrich the education of children is stressed.
Grosse, Susan J.
"Water Learning: Tapping the Educational Potential of Aquatics,"
International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education: Vol. 5
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/ijare/vol5/iss1/6