New eBook Focuses on Water Safety for Young Children

"Kids Don't Float: Water Safety" was recently published to help parents and grandparents share a fun and engaging story with their children, while offering the opportunity for discussion about water safety rules.

St. Louis, MO, March 13, 2012 --( St. Louis author, Sherrie Giddens, has written an eBook for parents and young children, titled "Kids Don’t Float: Water Safety." According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, in 2007 drowning was the second leading death for children ages 1 to 14. The website goes on to explain that children ages 1 to 4 have the highest drowning rates.

The idea behind "Kids Don’t Float: Water Safety," is to introduce the concept that while some things float, kids don’t. Parents are encouraged to not only read this story with their young children but to also discuss water safety rules. The simplicity, repetition, and rhythm of the words create a memory tool parents can use during certain activities. It also offers a fun way for children to remember, kids don’t float. Many of the illustrations are reminiscent of preschoolers' drawings, allowing children to relate to the artwork on their own level.

While supervision of young children is a must, education, when it comes to water safety during various activities is imperative.

"Kids Don’t Float: Water Safety" can be purchased through Parents and grandparents may download the eBook to a personal computer by using the free application provided by Amazon. It may also be added to a Kindle or other reading device.

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