Your child will hone observation skills as she splishes and splashes.
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Listening and Speaking
What you need:
- unbreakable basin
- waterproof items (wooden block, old sock, plastic figures and toys)
- tin pan
- plastic cup
- pieces of cloth
What to do:
- Fill a basin with water and let your child gently splash the water with his hands. Then ask him to splash a lot. Point out what happens to the water as his splashes get stronger. Guide him to clap his hands together on the surface of the water. What happens? Then have her clap his hands under the water. What happens now?
- Invite him to experiment by dropping different items into the basin of water. Together, imitate the splashing sound each item makes as it hits the water. For example, point out that the block went "SPLASH!" while the old sock went "splish."
- Let him see how water sounds when dropped on different materials. He can squeeze a wet sponge onto a tin pan or another sponge, pour water from a plastic cup onto the grass, and so on. Describe the noise the water makes as it hits each material.