Pouring and tipping

Pouring and tipping

This bath time game will help keep your little one entertained.

Moments in your everyday routine like bath time can be a good chance to play, chat and learn for your toddler.

Before bath time, collect different sized containers that can go in the bath. Plastic ones will work best – avoid anything that could break easily like glass. Plastic cups, bowls, jugs, and funnels are perfect, or any toys that can go in the water.

When your child is in the bath, show them how to fill up the containers and pour the water out again. Once you’ve shown them a few times, encourage them to have a go. They’ll enjoy playing with the water – and bubbles if you have them!

Talk about what you’re doing together as you go, like “I’m filling up the jug” and “Jane, you’re pouring the water out of the cup.”

This game keeps them entertained at bath time, so they feel relaxed and confident while in the bath. It also helps their coordination and with learning to speak.

Good to know

You don’t need lots of toys to play with your child. You can use safe, simple things from around the house like plastic bowls and cups, spoons and funnels.