Water Play

Many parents are put off by messy play, but it is so simple to create and it doesn't have to be that messy. Children love water, they love exploring, splashing, paddle, siring and even pouring it. You can make water play interesting in a couple of simple ways, and the older your child grows the activity can grow with them. Children learn through play, this could be learning to pour, or even pretending to wash up like mummy and daddy. Its such a simple activity that will keep your child entertained for hours. 

As the weather is getting better and warmer, it makes me sad that we don't have a garden, but I will not let that effect me. I got out the off cut carpet, laid it on our balcony, made a little den using a blanket and pillows. I then got a bowl of warm water, added bubbles and a few toys and let Emily play. She loves the bath so I knew that she would love this activity and I was absolutely right. She enjoyed splashing, and putting her toys in and out of the bowl. Something so simple kept Emily occupied for the best part of a hour. 

I have come up with a few ways you can make this activity fun for older children.
- You could add food colouring to create coloured water.
- You can freeze the water to create ice. Then give the children some syringes to melt the ice.
- You can add ice cubes to the water.
- You can use paint brushes to paint windows, or the floor. It's painting that will wear off
- Use animal figures to create a underwater play scene.
- Use play plates to wash up like mummy and daddy do.
- Baby bath station, you can use a bowl and some soap to wash babies. Even include tooth brushes, this will help children learn personal hygiene.

What do you think about water play?

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  1. Great ideas love abit of water play not tried the ice but a few weeks ago i gave the girls a bowl of soapy water and all there plastic plates and bowls to wash they loved it! thanks for linking up to #kidscorner

  2. Water has some sort of magical power I am sure- I don't know a single child that doesn't love splashing in a bowl of water and washing up liquid! Thanks for sharing in #KidsCorner x


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