Focus on: Bubbles!
Bubbles have long been a staple in the world of play and childhood entertainment, especially when it comes to sensory play - and for good reason! Not only are they fun and entertaining, but they are also great for baby development.
Sensory Stimulation: Bubbles stimulate a baby's sense of sight, sound, and touch, providing them with valuable sensory experiences. The changing colours and different shapes of the bubbles can help to boost a baby's visual perception, while the sound of the bubbles popping can help to improve their auditory skills. The sensation of the bubbles on their skin can help to stimulate their sense of touch!
Gross Motor Skills: As babies reach for the bubbles; they are working on their gross motor skills, including hand-eye coordination and dexterity. Stretching little fingers, reaching upwards and around them... they are perfect to get your little one moving. This not only helps to build their motor skills, but it also promotes physical activity and exercise, setting them up perfectly for an active future.
Problem Solving Skills: Bubbles can also provide an opportunity for babies to practice their problem solving skills. As they try to catch the bubbles, they are faced with the challenge of tracking the bubbles and determining the best way to capture them. This type of play can help to improve their cognitive and problem-solving abilities. Not only this, but it can help them test hypotheses and develop their scientific thinking. When a baby first looks at bubbles, they won't know they will pop, but they more they see it happen, the more they'll be able to predict it will happen next time.
Socialisation: Bubbles can also be a great opportunity for socialisation and play with others. Whether they are playing with a parent or sibling, or joining in on a larger group bubble blowing activity, babies can learn valuable social skills and develop relationships with others through shared play experiences.
Emotional Development: Bubbles can also promote emotional development by providing a fun and joyful play experience. This can help to build a positive association with play and can lead to a lifelong love of learning, discovery and science!
Bubbles are not only a fun and entertaining activity, but they are also an excellent tool for promoting a baby's physical, cognitive, and emotional development. So next time you're looking for a fun activity to do with your little one, why not break out the bubbles and have some fun while also supporting their growth and development!
Bubble wands are available in our Premium Sensory Box for Babies.