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Playing with Water

Water play is a fantastic way to stay cool and engaged this summer!

The QuickStart team wants to share tips to help make water play safe and fun.

Comfort is Key: Ensure the water is at a comfortable temperature.

Join the Fun: We learn by watching! Model fun actions like scooping and pouring water, splashing around, or running through the sprinkler.

Talk About It: Narrate your actions by saying things like, “I’m running through the sprinkler” or “You’re filling up the bucket!” to boost language skills.

Show Enthusiasm: Use a cheerful tone and big smiles so everyone can join the fun.

Safety First: Always supervise water play to ensure safety.

Looking for new water play ideas? Try these:

Ice Excavation: Freeze toys in a water container and use tools to free them. A turkey baster with warm water works wonders!

Giant Bubble Bath: Fill a kiddie pool with water and bubble bath soap for endless bubbly fun.

Water Sensory Bin: Fill a bucket with water, bath toys, and kitchen items like cups and spoons for sensory exploration.

Wash Station: Create a toy wash station with soapy water. Wash toy cars, baby dolls, or animal figures with sponges or cloths.

Enjoy the summer, and stay cool with these water play ideas!

If you want to learn more about QuickStart Nova Scotia or have questions, email us at or call 902-706-7346.