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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Underwater Photo Shoot

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Your kids have a great time in the pool, so don’t forget to capture the memories! With all the waterproof and underwater technologies available, you don’t have to miss out … Continue reading

Family Game Night In the Pool

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Turn off the TV and take your family out for a family game night in the pool!  Spend a relaxing night in the water without the distractions of the TV, … Continue reading

Encouraging Independent Swimming

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A lot of kids are too big for floaties but not yet ready to swim on their own.  In the same way, a lot of kids who are confident swimmers … Continue reading

Heavy Clothes Activity

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Kids love the chance to do something wacky and offbeat. So why not indulge their need for silliness in a way that can also help reinforce water safety skills and … Continue reading

Diving Board Dodgeball

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Incorporate a classic outside game with water fun by moving dodgeball to the swimming pool with Diving Board Dodgeball. The object of the game is similar, but the game play … Continue reading

Green Haired Monsters

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If you’re the parent of a water baby, you know what we mean by “green haired monsters.”  Every summer, the kids dive into the pool and, in a few weeks, … Continue reading

Still Too Cold?

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Are you and your family itching for a swim, but still finding the water still too cold for your taste?  Other than the obvious solutions–heating the pool or breaking out … Continue reading

Underwater Egg Hunt

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Looking for ways to splash up your Easter? How about an underwater egg hunt? But the water is clear. How can I hide the eggs there? Get creative! Rafts, floats, … Continue reading

The Sink or Swim Game

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No, we’re not talking about your first semester of college.  The sink or swim game is a great group and party game that is sure to wear out and delight … Continue reading

A Day at the Water Ballet

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Want to get your kids’ imaginations and bodies moving in the pool?  How about an impromptu water ballet?  Forget the Tchaikovsky and Brahms and let your kids pick their own … Continue reading

Diving Essentials

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Sometimes it’s easy to take for granted that your kids know how to do everything you can do. Remember trying to explain how to tie a shoe? Diving is one … Continue reading

Swimming Pool Relay Races

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It’s no secret that childhood obesity is a big issue right now; you rarely turn on the news without hearing about it. A lot of us are concerned about making … Continue reading

Sun Safety

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Sun safety is an important part of water safety.  When you’re playing outside, be sure to guard your family from sunburn, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Sunburns are not just … Continue reading

Family Pool Chores

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Having a swimming pool in the backyard is good family fun, but it can also be a lot of work.  But that burden doesn’t have to rest all on one … Continue reading

Swimming Pool Basketball

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The swimming pool is a great place to introduce kids to traditional team sports and also to practice skills.  Basketball is a longtime swimming pool favorite here at ToySplash and … Continue reading

Beach Towel Fashion Show

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We’ve all been there.  The kids are done swimming and they’re ready to come inside . . . but they’re sopping wet!  Your floors are clean and the house is … Continue reading

Diving Board Charades

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A splashtastic twist on an old party classic:  diving board charades! Divide your group into teams and create a list of ideas to act out (adjust your answers to suit … Continue reading

Sand Angels

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We all know that some winter sports have made a great transition from the snow to the water.  Some intrepid water lover said, “Why should the mountains get all the … Continue reading

Swimming in the Rain

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It’s April, so you know what has to happen before those May flowers pop up!  Yup, April showers. Did you know swimming in the rain can be a lot of … Continue reading

Beach Bingo

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While you’re at the beach, challenge your kids to a game of Beach Bingo!  Sometimes the sheer excitement of being in a new place blinds them to some of the … Continue reading

Water Babies

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Water fun is family fun, even for babies.  Even if you’re not interested in infant swim lessons, there are a number of ways baby can be a part of the … Continue reading

Dogsplash

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You know the ToySplash Water Fun Experts love kids, family, and fun. Is it at all surprising that we love dogs, too? We have so many options to make pool … Continue reading

It is COLD

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What do you do when your kids insist on getting in the pool when it is cold, but then complain about it?   There is the ever popular, “told ya … Continue reading

The Perfect Water Temperature

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We were recently asked, as Water Fun Experts, what is the perfect water temperature for swimming at the beach or the backyard pool. The great thing about being Water Fun … Continue reading

Ultimate Packing Guide for Beach Vacation Relaxation

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Looking to kick back and catch some rays on your beach vacation?  We are too!  To help you really enjoy your getaway, ToySplash has put together this ultimate packing guide … Continue reading

Fun at the Hotel Pool

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As you plan your family vacation this summer, take a few moments to call the hotels you’re considering and ask if they provide any sort of rafts or pool toys … Continue reading

CPR Classes

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It’s not the most glamorous subject, but it could save your family:  CPR.  We at ToySplash love the water and we love our customers and want to help them keep … Continue reading