What kind of child does not like to splash in water or wash the dishes? Personally, I know literally such ones. Very many kids are drawn to the water in the bathroom or kitchen.
My son likes to try to touch the foam, to listen to how it rustles. Splashing water at me or watching as rubber balls bounce in the water while creating a lot of splashing. Type in the children’s toys for bathing water and shoot them in the sides of the bathroom. As well as pouring a full baby bath of water and washing cloths or sponges for dishes there, just like mother with linen does.
Washing dishes is a different story, and very exciting. But today I would like to talk about how many interesting games there are that you can think up with your child while swimming.
Bathing is necessary not only for hygiene, but also as a way of relaxation. I really like to lie in the bathroom and listen to music, from there you leave a completely different person, rested and relaxed.
The children are also soothed and relaxed by the water, but it is also a great joy to play and fool around, especially if the mother gives complete freedom and is not afraid to be soaked from head to toe. And what could be better than a happy child? Therefore, mom’s wet clothes in comparison with this – a trifle.
Remember this game from our childhood, how to let the ships? So, it can be played not only in street puddles, but also in the bathroom.
How to make ships?
The easiest way is to buy. But you are not quite sure that the child will play with them, so why waste money. You can do it yourself. We used shells or plastic boxes for this, as well as sandbox molds. Even easier is to use foil and make ships of it, but they are not durable and quickly sink.
Arriving from the sea, we brought a lot of beautiful pebbles and seashells, so now we are also loading the ship. We also learn accuracy, we fall into an empty object at a distance.
Still very interesting for such a ship to get a stream of water. To do this, just need to take an empty bottle after a balm or a hair shampoo and fill it with water, there are special children’s sprayers. And then take aim at our ship. Very interesting, be sure to try.
There is also a game in the Montessori method, where the child is blindfolded and asked to get an object and guess what it is. Similarly, you can do in the bathroom, just get from the bottom and guess.
We in the bathroom learned the letters. I once wrote that I could not interest my son to teach them. Showed in books, bought a magnetic alphabet, but he strongly avoided learning the alphabet.
But then on the grandmother brought letters from the foamed rubber. We swam with them and gradually learned.
You can learn numbers in a similar way with letters. Also use the walls in the bathroom as a drawing board, and as a marker – toothpaste. Kids with time instead of mom will be able to try to write numbers or draw figures.
You can also teach your child different geometric shapes and count their number of angles.
If the baby is still completely crumb, then you can talk about the parts of the body in the bathroom and show it clearly. And the older child can already tell where left and right. And also offer him a washcloth to wash his left ear or right heel. Checked, he will quickly remember.
4) Fundamentals of physics and chemistry.
Variations on this topic very much. You can tell the kid how much some items go to one while others sink.
Even all kids love to pour water from one dish to another. This not only develops coordination and motor skills, but also gives an idea of the concept of volume.
An exciting activity for children will be the dissolution of certain substances in the water. It can be bath salt or plain sugar.
Oh, and who likes to sing in the bathroom? I will answer this question ahead of time. My son. He is directly having special creative and singing abilities. He immediately remembers songs from cartoons, I sing, and he sings along.
As you can see, there are so many cognitive and educational games, there would be a desire. But not necessarily the child in the bathroom to teach something. You can simply blow bubbles, play a scene from some fairy tale or penguins from Kinders to put in a bottle and send in scuba diving.
Good luck and wild imagination! ))