For all the new comers to my Baby & Toddler classes, this is a reminder of how to practice the cup pouring exercise at home to prepare your child for submersion. Practice as often as possible and you will soon see results. This can work for all children under 3 years of age, but it definitely works better on younger children!
If you're just starting out, go easy - start with little pours around the back of the head and the ears. Once you see your child is very comfortable with that you can gradually progress to small amounts of water over the front of the face. Again, once your child is comfortable with that, you can progress to bigger pours directly over the face - increasing the amount and length of pour over time. Please listen to your child! If you see they are unhappy - STOP. Do it again another day.
Finish saying all over the cue before you pour water over them!
Say child's name to draw their attention
Cue: "1, 2, 3, under" (this is what I use - some use "Ready, go" - it doesn't really matter as long as you're consistent)
Here's a video too - enjoy.