5 Wonderful Ideas to Add Fun to the Water Play

Although toys are necessary for kids’ development, sometimes they make use of natural objects to play with and that’s amazing.

One of such things that all children in the world love is water. Knowing this very love for water, water tables have been created.

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This is a wonderful plaything that keeps little ones entertained for hours. But you can add other elements to the water table and enhance the fun.  Here are a few ideas.

1. Add Floating Items

Children love to float various objects in water. That’s why, they make paper boats and float them in currents.

You too can enhance your child’s water play by introducing various floating items like floating toys, aluminium foil from which they can craft boats and Styrofoam trays on which they can float other toys.

Rubber toys and other items, coloured stones, pebbles and imitation gemstones, plastic lids with ladles and strainers with which they can take out submerged items, plastic eggs, egg trays, foam letters and puzzle pieces and wooden blocks are also fun to float.

Bath toys and toy boats are anytime great.

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2. Washing Station

While children are just splashing water, you can give them an idea of washing things which will introduce diversity in the play, instill cleaning habits in them and make them proud that they are helping you.

You can give them toy as well as real fruits and vegetables, and scrubs to clean. You can even give them toy and real dishes, some dish soap, a tubful of water for rinsing, a drying rack and towels.

Also give them their dolls to wash so they will remain clean.

3. Introduce Natural Objects

Fill the water table with snow. Children may wait for the snow to melt or would prefer to play with the snow.

Add ice blocks to the water which will float on the water. This will make children learn about the states of matter.

4. Mix and Match

Add totally different playthings when children are playing at the water table.

For example, the best kids easel at Step2 Direct can be a good match as children can mix colours in the water and paint on the easel.

Even food colours can be added to the water.

Fragrances can be added to the play. They are so many including scented soaps, essential oils, herbal teas and spices.

However, avoid overdoing scents because they can cause headaches, especially artificial perfumes.

Just as you can add snow and ice blocks to the water, you can add warm water to the water table which will add to the fun and prevent kids’ hands from getting too cold. They will love the warmth too.

To the warm water, if you add tea bags, they will enjoy even more. Buy toddler water table at Step2 Direct.

5. Add Vertical Items

Encourage children to arrange items vertically and pour water in them.

They can make use of so many items like pipes, tubes, funnels etc. which they can connect and pour water in the upper item and the water will flow down the pathway towards the bottom.

Then they can scoop the water and pour again.

All in all, you can teach your children to make the most of their water table and enjoy watching their play.

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