“Child in the water. Parent in the water holding child in front glide position (feet away from parent’s chest, child’s hand on the parent’s shoulders. If too young, then child should grasp parent neck).
Parent will hold child’s legs just above the knee to control kicks.
Sing: “”Motorboat, Motorboat go so slow, / Motorboat, Motorboat, go so fast, / Motorboat, Motorboat, STEP ON THE GAS!””
Move the child’s legs slowly during the “”go so slow”” Increase speed when you get to “”go so FAST.”” Move as fast as comfortable, or possible when you say, “”step on the gas!”””