Whale Tales

May 24, 2023 | 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Welcome to the American Red Cross Longfellow’s WHALE Tales water safety program! We are glad you are here and looking for support to help teach your children about water safety. It doesn’t matter what your level of swimming experience or water safety training might be–you’ve got this! This resource guide was created to help you—a parent, caregiver or even an older sibling—enhance what they are learning.

WHALE Tales is a program designed to help make children “water smart.” WHALE is an acronym for Water Habits Are Learned Early. Longfellow, the animated whale, guides children through eight “episodes” about water safety in different situations and environments, such as pools, waterparks, oceans, lakes and rivers. Longfellow teaches them about water hazards around the home and neighborhood and covers sun safety, boating safety and much more. Each topic is presented as a rhyme to help children remember the important water safety messages.

This workshop is for children ages 4-7 plus an accompanying parent. 
In order to be eligible to particaipate in any of our aquatic programs both parent