Baby Water Play
The big boys and I have been engaging in water play pretty much every day for the past two months. We love the warmer months, and we've been having a blast adding different toys and supplies to the play pool.
Tank and Peanut (12 months) do not care for the play pool. They love bath time, so I know they enjoy water. For some reason they hate the pool.
To give them an opportunity to join in the water play without putting them directly in it, I threw a few simple toys into one of our sensory bins and filled it with water. This simple water sensory bin is perfect for babies to explore and splash without fully immersing themselves.
The sensory bin made them MUCH happier than the pool did!
They played with it every day for a good three weeks. It was the perfect solution to water fun while leaving them in control of how wet they got.
The older boys also loved the water bin.
(Peanut's expression says, "Hey, move over, this is mine!")
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These Munchkin Caterpillar Spillers are the toys I included in the bin. They are cool for scooping, and watching water run through. Each cup has a different opening, so water pours through different in each one. They also link together, nest and stack.
Of course, no special toy needs to be purchased for a water bin. Grab a few cups and tupperware containers. Maybe throw in a spoon or two. Funnels make great water toys.
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