NAUI's Colorful Guide

By Tamara Colloins

Snorkeling can be incredibly fun for the adventurous child but even the adventurous can have trepidation. A little instruction will teach children the skills needed to be comfortable in the water and prepare them for the experience.

Learning does not have to be a tedious task! Your kids can have fun; especially with NAUI's Snorkeling for Kids video and coloring book. The video, featuring actor and environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. and his children, is designed to be used in conjunction with the book, which is full of illustrations that can be brightened by your child's creative mind and crayons while he or she learns. The 56 page book, which includes pages for notes, begins with an explanation of the coral reef environment, its fragility and the importance of proper reef etiquette. Your children will also learn about snorkeling equipment and its proper use and care; safety and the buddy system; snorkeling skills and techniques; buoyancy; first aid; planning a snorkeling outing; and much more.

NAUI's Snorkeling for Kids coloring book and video package retails for $35 and comes with a free tube of sunscreen. For more information, call (909) 621-5801.