This week we are playing with water, paddling, splashing and generally keeping cool in our mini heat wave.
No summer holiday is complete without it so we are having that river or seaside moment at home in the back garden. Water play is a really helpful part of childrens learning. It forms part of their early exploring of their environment. It's basically science lessons without the boring physics teacher and the blackboard!
So let's find a way to make a mini water park for the day. Be aware of safety...always watch over water play with little ones, especially if it's a paddling pool big enough to get into. Be careful of surfaces that become slippery when wet and if you live in a flat watch out that your little one isn't pouring water over the balcony onto Mrs Jones below. Also watch out for little ones getting suddenly cold when they're sopping wet and run out of energy.
Having said that, this is the most clean fun anyone can have and on a hot day the grown ups love to dip their feet too.
This is what we're aiming for....
You will need....
Half a box of water.(Warm if you've got tiny children or big softies!)
A towel on standby.
Some bath toys.
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