How interesting is this for kids - bathing in the bathroom! Fascinating, fun, useful ... Useful not only in terms of hygiene. Water relaxes and soothes, expands the range of tactile sensations, gives the kid a wonderful opportunity to experiment with different objects and gain invaluable experience. And, of course, playing in the water is a great joy and pleasure for a little bather, especially if mom is not afraid to get it wet from head to toe and also take part in them. After all, what is a wet floor compared to a fun game? During bathing, you can organize the first lessons for kids literally in all subjects. Studying sitting in warm water surrounded by fragrant foam - is this not the dream of any student? Let's try?
Lesson one: native speech
If the baby is interested in letters and everything connected with them, or not very interesting, but the mother wants to interest the baby, arrange an alphabet study right in the bathroom. You can buy a set of small letters of foamed rubber and swim with them.The baby will stick them to the tile on the wall of the bathroom, and mom will call. So gradually they will be remembered. But there is something more interesting. Mom can write letters on a tile with the help of children's toothpaste. It is convenient to do with a cotton swab. Mom writes a letter and calls it, and the baby repeats and outlines the contour with her finger, erasing the little letter. The effectiveness of learning increases when tactile sensitivity is used. Namely, it is used by the child, drawing a letter with a finger on the wall. Then we wash the paste off the wall with the help of a shower and a sponge (the kids also love this very much) and write the following letters ...
For the smallest bathers, call (and more than once!) All the objects that surround them. Indeed, in the bathroom you can find so many new, unfamiliar words! Add adjectives: foam is white, soft, fluffy, fragrant; Vodicka clear, warm, bubbling. Do not forget about the verbs: slap, splash, swim, gurgle, row, foam, spill, spread ...
What about all sorts of "bathing" rhymes and pies?They will not only help develop the baby’s speech, but will also add special warmth and fun to your water procedures.
Who will be here - Kup, Kup,
According to some water there is a slurry
In the bath quickly - jump, jump,
In the foot bath - jerk, jig?
Soap will foam
And the dirt will go somewhere ...
Crane, open up!
Nose, wash your face!
Wash your ears
Dirt, wash off!
Dirt, wash off !!!
Lesson Two: Mathematics
Using walls instead of boards can easily remember geometric shapes. Mom draws a square or a triangle on the wall, and the baby erases it with her finger. Calculate together how many angles these figures have. But the circle has no corners ... Geometrical figures can be cut from thin foam rubber. Then the baby will have a lot of sponges. They can just play, examine and study, and you can follow her mother's instructions: let's wash the tummy with a red square, and we can rub our legs with a blue diamond ...
Let's take a fun account. For example, let's count how many small cups of water fit in a large plastic bottle, and how many spoons of water in a small cup. To make it convenient for your child to pour water into a narrow neck, teach him to use a funnel.If the crumb is only mastered with a quantitative account, do this: take a bright marker and mark the water level on the bottle wall. When the bottle is filled to the top, count the divisions together with the baby. How many of them, so many glasses you poured.
If you find seashells and sea stones brought from the sea, we put them on the bottom of the bathroom, and then we catch them and put them in plastic boxes or in half soap boxes. Do not forget to sort: shells separately, pebbles separately. Consider how much and what we caught. Instead of shells, you can use large buttons, toys from “kinder surprises”.
Lesson Three: Anatomy
In the bathroom it is most convenient to study yourself and parts of the body. Surely baby already knows where his legs, pens and navel. Does he know what an elbow, knee, hip, shoulder, wrist, ankle, neck, top? Give the baby a soft sponge and offer to wash the right heel, and now the left elbow. Understand what are the shoulder blades, the clavicle, the ribs, the spine, the tail bone, where the liver is, and where the heart is. If the child is interested, tell him how the joints are arranged, why the spine is needed and why the heart is beating all the time.
For the smallest naturalists, you can offer to buy your favorite doll in the bathroom, and at the same time show where her eyes, nose and forehead are. Mom soaps the baby's back and says: “My Misha's back. Wash the back of the doll. Steamed with a doll, even the unloved procedure of washing the head will be much more pleasant.
Lesson Four: Geography
It is not so easy to find a child who would not be interested in the subject of amazing journeys to unknown lands. Alas, to do such a joyful thing, as the launching of ships, on the street is not always possible. But we have a bath, where water is not only in spring, but at any time of the year!
Purchased plastic boats, of course, are good, but they quickly get bored. But homemade boats can be made right while swimming and immediately carry out their tests. For example, cute boats are made from pieces of foil. By the way, working with foil is a great creative exercise and a good training for small fingers. Let the kid try to make her ships of various shapes and sizes. They are not very stable during the voyage, but they are still interesting to do and fun to run.
Any plastic box, a cut bottle, a juice bag, or half a soap dish can play the role of a ship if you connect your imagination. And so this goodness with the baby is more than enough! You can come up with many exciting games that will help your child learn the basics of geography. Surely all of you have seen on sale inexpensive film-posters that can be glued to any smooth surface. Usually they depict all sorts of kitchen still lifes and vivid landscapes. But there is also in the form of a geographical map for children. We buy and hang on the wall in the bathroom. Now, playing while swimming, you will be able to make round-the-world voyages with your baby on the map, memorizing the names of continents and oceans and “paving” water routes from one point to another. Dear Captain, where are we going today? To the island of Madagascar? There is! Raise the sails!
Lesson Five: Physics
Oh, here the space for experimentation is just limitless! We throw everything into the water: plastic and rubber toys, pebbles, buttons, toothpicks, leaves, plastic caps, chestnuts, teaspoons, paper napkins, pieces of cloth, washcloths, toothbrushes, and watch what happens.And what will happen to water if you pour it from a narrow bottle into a wide jar? Favorite games for children to transfuse water from one tank to another, which they can do endlessly, are in fact a very useful developmental activity. And it's not just about the training of motor skills and coordination of movements. In preschool children, quantitative concepts develop very slowly. And the more they will experiment with water and various containers, the easier and faster they will become comfortable with the difficult concept of volume.
In childhood it is important for a child to accumulate practical experience, and later on this core, like the rings of a pyramid, an understanding of physical laws is drawn up. So give the little bather plastic jars, boxes, cups and other suitable items, let him do with them everything he wants.
If you make several holes in a plastic bottle, it will be even more interesting to explore its behavior in water. First, make a hole in the wall of the bottle just above the bottom. Type in a bottle of water and watch how it pours. Then pierce a few holes, one above the other.How will the water flow now? Does the pussy notice that the lower the hole, the stronger the fountain will make its way out of it? Let the little ones experiment with the pressure of the jets at their own pleasure, and the older children can be explained that the water pressure increases with depth. Therefore, the lower fountain beats the hardest.
Why does an empty bottle float and a full bottle sink? And what are these funny bubbles popping out of the neck of an empty bottle, if you remove the cap from it and put it under water? What will happen to water, if you first pour it into a glass, then into a bottle, and then pour it into a rubber glove? Pay attention to the baby that water takes the form of the vessel in which it was poured. Does your baby already determine the temperature of the water by touch? Well, if, by lowering the handle into the water, he can say - warm is water, cold or hot. But not everything is so simple, pens can be easily deceived. For this focus, you will need three bowls. In the first we pour water very cold, in the second - hot (but not burned), in the third - at room temperature. Now, offer the child to put one hand in a bowl of hot water, the other - with cold.Let him hold his hands there for about a minute, and then immerse them in the third bowl, where the water is indoor. Ask the child how he feels. Although the hands are in the same bowl, the sensations will be completely different. Now you can’t say for sure: hot is water or cold.
Ice cream freezers can be found in almost any home. Pre-freeze the water in them and shake the resulting cubes in the bath, where the baby is bathing. This will surely delight the child. Offer to save the ice pieces as soon as possible - catch them and put them in the bowl. Are all the pieces of ice managed to catch? Where did they go?
Lesson Six: Chemistry
True, dissolution is not exactly chemistry. This is a physical and chemical phenomenon. But from this it does not become less interesting. You can dissolve not only salt and sugar. If you have colored bath salt on your farm, it is very interesting to pour it into the water and watch it disappear, leaving behind colored zigzags. Explain to the child that the salt in water splits into many very small pieces. So small that we can't see them. But they did not disappear anywhere, they “scattered” throughout the bath, so the water became colored. A beautiful spectacle turns out, if in a small plastic bottle pour layers of bath salt of different colors.We make a small hole in the lid of the bottle, turn the bottle upside down, pour salt into the water little by little and enjoy watching the bright grains fall to the bottom of the bath, leaving behind a colored mark.
Lesson seven: music
You can sing while swimming. In the bathroom, this is especially interesting - the sound is unusual. How do you like a song about a rubber hedgehog with a hole in the right side? Very suitable bathing song! But at the same time you can “whistle” into the water with a rubber toy, accompanying singing and watching funny air bubbles.
You can take plastic sticks from a children's drum or xylophone and drum on empty and full bottles floating in the water, the edges of the bath, walls, water tap - the sounds will be very different. It's great if a mother joins this activity with maracas from bottles of shampoo filled with peas or groats. Then you get a great noise duet.
Lesson Eight: Physical Education
In the bath, you can actively move. Let the baby introduce himself as a small fish and wave in the water with fins. Show him how the frog is paddling with his paws, teach him to make frog movements with the arms and legs. And if we do not stay sharks or dolphins? How about a blue whale? Kids love role-playing games.So let them reincarnate with pleasure in waterfowl animals. "Spoiling" in the bath is a kind of water massage. In the bath, you can hold the first swimming lessons, teaching the child to fearlessly immerse his face in water and “blow bubbles” - to breathe out into the water. If the baby is not afraid of water, in the future you will be much easier to teach him to swim in the pool or pond.
Try throwing pebbles, shells or large buttons in a box or sand mold that floats at the other end of the bath. And then make a sprinkler from the bottle of shampoo and try to get into the box with a stream of water. So we train accuracy, dexterity, eye and have fun, of course. By the way, your baby knows why the box, while it was empty, swam, and loaded with stones, drowned?
Lesson nine: drawing
Yes, a lot of interesting things you can think up while swimming! You can even engage in creative work. Why not? For example, squeeze out a little father's shaving foam on the palm of your hand and try to make something out of it. Of course, it will not be possible to achieve portrait similarity, but you can make holes in the white fluffy mass with your finger, draw a mouth, and you get a ghost, wild but cute.From the foam obtained magnificent icebergs, snow drifts, white clouds. It can decorate the legs and hands, and even squeeze on your hair, and then admire yourself in the mirror. In the end, the foam is just nice to knead in handles, enriching the tactile experience.
Have the kid paint foam on the bathroom wall. What will he get as a result? On the tile can be painted with ordinary watercolors. Just first make sure that the baby is not allergic to them. Sitting in the bath, the baby dipped the brush into the water, picks up paint and draws on the wall everything that he wants from multi-colored abstraction to finished scenes. You can draw a funny face or animal on each tile. Or come up with your own pattern for the tile, painting it with geometric figures, flowers or butterflies. It does not matter if a little paint gets on the baby. All this disgrace from the body is easy to wash off with soap, and from the walls - with water with a drop of cleaning agent. But the delight of such an unusual drawing will be remembered for a long time. And the desire to draw on the wallpaper will not be so keen. And the most successful pictures can be photographed for memory.
There is another exciting creative activity. Do you know what to draw with ... soap bubbles? Only first you need to spend a little training. Take a few small cups, fill them with water by a third and tint them with paints of different colors (do not spare paints). Suitable and gouache, and watercolor. This operation is quite capable of the child. Now add to each glass about a tablespoon of shampoo, stir and then give the kid a straw for a cocktail, and let it beat the foam, blowing air into the cups of paint. Just do not trust this operation to the smallest artists who may accidentally suck soap into themselves. For them, whip the foam yourself. When the foam becomes large and it begins to rise beyond the edge of the glasses, take a piece of paper (white or colored) and quickly attach it to the foam, and then remove. On paper will remain fantastic prints. The same sheet can be applied to the foam of a different color to add color. Let the baby make as many prints as he wants. Usually such creative experiments make a big impression on children.Then the paper can be dried and used in further creative games. For example, to see something concrete in the blurry images and to draw it. It can be a sun, chicken, cat or a magic flower. You can use color prints for appliqués or simply insert them in a frame and give them to your grandmother.