Written and read by Irene Kolbisen, co-owner of La Petite Baleen. She has spent a lifetime developing a world class curriculum. Her understanding of the bio-mechanics of swimming, is matched only by her instincts for the behavior and psychology of students, and their parents. My son was taught by Sabrina Stefko, Irene’s Olympic swimming daughter Leisl Taner, and her husband Ugur. Zander started with LPB at 1 years old. At age 5 Leisl taught Zander butterfly in one lesson, the process is so logical and easily understood. Zander was swimming for Mavericks swim team by 6. La Petite Baleen optimizes a child in the water and makes them safe for life.
Wiggle-butts is illustrated by Sandy Dhuyvetter Zmolek.
How to Use Bedtime Stories as an Independent Reading Tutor
Prepare your child for a relaxing audio podcast experience. Whether in the car, the store, or before bed, let your child immerse their ear in their imagination. School is largely auditory. So, prepare your kid to listen and visualize a story without TV or video. Just listen!
Then share the book to the audio. Listen and read. Allow your child to teach themselves to read. Using visual/audio anchor words your child will figure out the visual/sound connections by themselves. Eventually, they will be able to read the book to you all by themselves!