As we approach summer and the weather starts getting warm, it’s time to break out the swimsuits and sunscreen and get outdoors. I don’t know about you, but no amount of water play is enough for my kids. My toddler was ready to run through sprinklers the moment the temperature hit 70 degrees, and even my baby is making her own water play these days with the dog’s water bowl when I’m not looking.
Water play can keep kids busy for a good chunk of time, but an even better perk? It encourages learning across all different areas, including math and science as kids experiment, physical skills as kids run around, and social and emotional skills as kids play.
Since water play is a win-win for parents and kids, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite water play toys and activities below.
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