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7 Ideas for Playing with Water

Playing with water has many benefits for early learning, such as hand-eye coordination, motor skills and sensory exploration.

Here are 7 ideas for playing with water from the QuickStart team:

  1. Making soup by mixing pretend food in water and stirring it
  2. Give dolls or animal figures a bath by incorporating soap and a washcloth
  3. Practice scooping and funnelling water
  4. Try grabbing pom poms with tweezers or your fingers
  5. Mix colours into the water
  6. Mix food colouring into the water for another element of fun
  7. Use paint brushes and water to “paint” the ground and watch the water disappear

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