Bath time is something that many children look forward to each day. Not only is it a time for play, but it’s the perfect opportunity for the family to engage in fun learning games. Here’s a few bathroom tips to help kids learn while getting clean:
Drawing and writing with bath tub crayons. Use colored crayons that are designed specifically for use in the tub to draw pictures and write letters on the walls and sides of the tub. These crayons are made to rub off easily, so parents don’t have to worry about stains, and children will love the novelty of writing on the walls without getting in trouble for it. Kids can practice identifying the different colors, drawing shapes and pictures, and even writing and identifying the letters of the alphabet. It’s a great way for children to get creative and make a mess that can easily be washed away once bath time is over.
Cut sponges out into alphabet letters. Help little ones learn the alphabet by cutting different letters out of soft sponges that they can then use to wash themselves. Make a game out of having them find the right letters floating in the tub, and then using them to spell out different words. It’s a smart and creative twist on alphabet flash cards, and it’s a fun way to get kids identifying specific letters and spelling out short words. Sponges can also be used for stacking, and little ones will love making an alphabet tower out of them, and then knocking it down into the water.
Play lifeguard with bath toys. Toss various bathtub toys into the water and have kids “rescue” each one as quickly as they can. Point out which toys float and which ones sink to the bottom, and talk about why that happens. You can point out the different materials that the toys are made from, such as foam and plastic. It’s also a great opportunity to talk to little ones about water safety tips, which are important not only in the bathtub, but also in swimming pools.
With creative activities like these, bath time can be fun for the whole family. Transform the bathroom into a place for learning by engaging with kids while they get clean. It’s the perfect way to make bath time an enjoyable experience, especially for little ones who may not typically enjoy a dip in the tub.