Circle Time: Water Play
PlanToys Circle Time: Water Play
Release the bubbles, and don't be afraid to get wet - It's time for water play! Water is the most common substance found on earth, yet this does not take away how fascinating it is, especially to children.
For this circle time session, we're sharing some of the many benefits behind incorporating water into a child's play routine, plus the PlanToys water toys that are guaranteed to cause a splash!
It's not uncommon for children to resist bathtime. Make bathtime an enjoyable and memorable experience by incorporating water vehicles that can be submerged or float.
Bathing is also a time in a child's day when they can be the most focused. During bathtime, children are also more inclined to share their thoughts and revisit their favorite moments of the day.
Children enjoy sensory play as it allows them to explore a variety of textures and elements in the comfort of their homes. With this method of play, children are free to express themselves while also developing their imagination and fine motor skills.
Add bubbles, non-toxic dye, or ice cubes to the water to enhance the experience.
Not in the mood for splashing? Add water, hair gel, or shaving cream in plastic zip bags and encourage children to use their hands or blocks as stamps, creating an imprint on the bag. Create no clean-up water play-inspired activity by using fabric to mimic water.
Explore the seas with this selection of PlanToys vessels includes removable peg dolls for added fun.
|Incorporate traditional boats with small-world play. Does your PlanWorld have an ocean or lake nearby? Consider adding a boat.
|Have a love for boats and cute animals? Then the PlanToys Sailing Boat Series is perfect. Select the Seal, Penguin, Polar Bear, and Walrus, or collect them all!
Incorporate Other Toys
Vessels are guaranteed to enhance the fun with water play. Use bowls, cups, and spray bottles to show different water currents. Vessels are great tools for introducing science.
Change The Scene
Experience water play at child-friendly beaches or pools with adult supervision. Children are always excited to travel with their toys and see them next to life-size versions. Place a toy boat next to a real one and spot how they are alike and different.
|This set of 3 vessels is ideal for teaching children about cause and effect during water play. Scoop water and watch it trickle out of the holes in the bottom of each bowl.
|Stay entertained at the beach with toys that are designed for sand and water play. The Sand Play Set includes 1 bucket and 3 sea animal-inspired shovels.
|Make the sand castle of your dreams with the 4 different sand molds, 2 of which have holes for water experiments!
|Make it a lesson! Incorporate figures to teach children about the many different creatures that live in water.
DID YOU KNOW?
You can tell by the speckled surface that most PlanToys in the water category are made from PlanWood, a process involving upcycled sawdust to form unique wooden shapes with added durability. Learn more on PlanWood here.
Safety + Caring for Water Toys
Look for the following icon on the PlanToys website to determine if a PlanToy is safe for water play: