The Flying Bath tells the story of some bath toys that spring into action when everyone has left the house in the morning. They head off on exciting adventures in their magical flying bath! From giving a muddy piglet a shower to putting out a fire for a frightened baboon, they have water at the ready for any emergency, but they're always home for the children's bath-time at the end of the day.
Find out more about The Flying Bath
Watch the story
- As you are reading the story together, encourage your child to join in with the repeated lines: “Wings out and off we fly, the flying bath is in the sky!”
- Ask questions about what they think might happen next. For example, “Who might need their help now?”, “What might the next problem be?”
- Talk about your favourite parts of the story and ask your child to do the same.
- Discuss which emergency services we can call if we have a problem or need help with something.
After you have finished the story, try these bath-time activities together:
- Bath time fun: have a chat whilst your child is in the bath. Talk about what you're doing while you're doing it. For example, when it's time to wash their face say “Time to wash your face”. If they have a bath with a toy, you can do the action to the toy. For example. “Time to wash Ducky's face!” Watch a video of this activity here.
- Pouring and tipping: collect different-sized containers that can go in the bath. When your child is in the bath, show them how to fill up the containers and pour the water out again. Encourage them to have a go. Talk about what you’re doing as you go.
- Your own adventure: use bath toys to make up your own adventure. Which characters will be in your story? Who will they help? Does your bath swim, drive, sail or fly?
- Foam soap: add some foam soap or lots of bubbles to the bath. Use bath toys or your finger to mark make in the foam soap/bubbles, talking about the different marks that you can make.
Song and rhymes
Sing these rhymes in the bath:
Join in with Jess
Play these games with Jess, which include remembering the characters and main events in the story:
For older children
In the story, the water from the bath is used to solve lots of problems. Find out all the uses of water and do some research about how to save water.