Here are a few simple tips for making the most out of your water play.
Make an Invitation
To get kids really engaged, we can we can make the “launch” of our water playgrounds into a moment. Share a “Hurrah!” as you and your child turn on the faucet or pour the first bucket of water into your set up. Once the water is in, plop in a tool or two, and enjoy some splash, scoop, pour and explore action. Let the water play roll!
Keep the Play Rolling
Introduce new materials over time, so that kids have plenty of opportunity to explore each new ingredient. Wonder about things together, either by saying them out loud or just by trying them.
• How does the water feel on our skin?
• What sound does the water make if we pour it on different surfaces?
• How does a washcloth feel when it’s dry?
• How about when it’s wet?
• Use questions or ‘I wonder…’ statements as you introduce various extensions.
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