Toddlers love bath time and water play. This is a great time to encourage experimentation (which promotes learning)!
Show your toddler how to fill and pour from a variety of cups or bowls. Pouring is also an activity that will help develop your toddler’s fine motor skills.
Add animal- or object-shaped sponge toys to the tub or a sink containing a little water; then show your child how to squeeze water out of the sponges.
Toss rubber ducks into the tub with your little one and watch them float. Add a toy boat and have the ducks take turns riding on board.
- Demonstrate washing toys with a small wash cloth, and then let your toddler try.
Just remember that any water play should always be supervised. A toddler can drown in seconds and in as little as 2 inches of water. Learn more about water safety for kids of all ages.
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