Frog pond sensory water-play toddler-friendly tray set up helps improve kids’ hand-eye coordination, communication, and social skills while they explore their environment through creative play.
Water play has many developmental benefits for little ones. Though it might look like your child is just splashing around, water play can help improve children’s balance and strength. Moreover, water play improves hand-eye coordination as the brain sends signals to have the eyes and the hands work in a coordinated manner. Also, by adding actors to your water play tub, children improve communication, and social skills and enrich their vocabulary. For example, use adjectives such as next/to/under/on .. a lily pad, etc. Most importantly, children get to play creatively while exploring their environment and learn through play. So, this easy-to-set-up frog pond sensory water-play tray will offer your little one opportunities to exercise many skills!
You’ll Need for Frog Pond Sensory Water-Play:
- a waterproof tray
- tap water 💦
- floating accessories (we are using lily pads)
- actors (we are using different frogs)
- tools for children 2yr + (we are using tongs and a larger scooper)
I am even skipping the 💙food coloring, so there is no need to worry about stained hands. Although you can add 1 drop of blue coloring to tint your water blue.
Did you know that gentle water play allows children to unwind, order their thoughts and relax?
💦 If you can, bring your Frog Pond Sensory Water-Play outdoors for easier clean-up.
Sensory Play Set Up
Setting up sensory invitations to play can be very easy if you know what you need:
- Choose your filler. [Here, the filler is water.]
- Decide on the actors. [You can add whatever waterproof figurines your child favors at the moment. For example, you can set up a 🚗 car wash or dinosaurs rescue from mud, or unicorns 🦄 in 🌈 play foam.]
- While smaller children are learning sufficiently through hand exploration, older children might benefit from using tools.
Make sure to set your sensory tub where you can supervise, but offer plenty of opportunities for free play. Remember, children are learning a multitude of various skills through play, so give them room to play creatively.
Have you ever tried setting up a Frog Pond Sensory Water-Play? Leave a comment if you did.
Water 💦 is my absolute favorite sensory medium, ⚠️though be mindful that children can drown in less than 2 inches of water, so supervise at all times! ALWAYS SUPERVISE YOUR CHILD!
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