Washing up: opportunities for water play

My Oona is a busy little person! She loves helping, even though it mostly isn’t helpful! Here she is washing up! I couldn’t resist sharing it with you! For her it is any excuse for a bit of water play and in the home environment allowing kids to play with water offers many learning opportunities: it is a step towards independence, it is sensory play, it is Maths, it’s Science…
washing up water play
She’s learnning about volume and capacity, things that float and sink, she’s improving her motor skills …
washing up water play
and she’s talking about it! She’s learning concepts such as empty and full, wet and dry, up and down, in and out…
washing up water play
She is pouring, squirting, splashing, playing with soft bubbles and the bristly brush, bumping together metal objects that make a clanging noise, and plastic ones that don’t…
washing up water play
She has similar sized containers that she can pour water from one to the other, we chatted about why we wash up and how we keep our things clean, she is developing her concentration skills…
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Most of all, she’s just having fun…and at least the mess is clean mess! My little monkey!


PS check out this link for ideas scroll to page 55 for water play

  2 comments for “Washing up: opportunities for water play

  1. The Uncheshire wife
    March 31, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Haha, great photos, I thought she was on her way into that sink!

    • Mel Bridge
      March 31, 2015 at 7:07 pm

      He he it was inevitable lol

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