To swim with buckets and toys offers a little extra resistance. We adults know that. With a helpful intention we might try to take the toys from our children while they swim.
But it's not always children voluntarily will hand over their treasures.
This is where we must stop! Remind ourselves of who's seeing and experiencing a problem? If it's possible for my child to swim with her favorite things - so why not?
Seeing them down below the surface I have no doubt that it is possible and that they absolutely do not have a problem.
Experience has shown me that these children develop a very good knowledge of resistance which become a great advantage in their future swimming.
Imagine viewing life as full of opportunities to explore and learn from. That is a perspective we like - right?!