The importance of bath time with toys

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Most kids look forward to playing in the water and bath time. Bath time is when kids actually have a lot of fun in the safety of their home with parents. Interestingly bath time with toys is proving to be a great time for developing various skills.

Bonding with family
Bath times are usually fun times with siblings and parents in most families. Here, parents and kids unwind after a log day at work and look forward to hitting the bed soon after. Parents can talk to kids, listen to their imaginary stories with the toys and even sing while in the bath. This is the most intimate moment in the day for a child with his parents. This is when the child feels safe and bonds securely in a relaxed and fun way. The child learns to bond with family and fallback on parents when necessary.

Improves learning
Bath time with toys allows for kids to use all their senses with toys and water. It’s a great zone to improve fine motor skills through touch feel and all the other senses.

Discipline before bedtime
Bath time in the evenings helps kids unwind and prepare mentally for bed. It teaches them to be clean and tidy and follow personal hygiene. When kids follow a bath routine, they learn to be organized and disciplined.

Speaking skills
Bath time is a great time for kids to build their language skills. Kids giggle, coo and talk a lot while bathing. Using toys and bathing books helps them to learn to speak and improve vocabulary related to body parts.

Sensory skills
Kids develop sensory skills while they bath. Things like learning to manage different temperatures, balancing themselves on water, feeling the water on their bodies all develop their sensory preferences.

Bonding with siblings
Bathing with siblings can help kids bond and learn simple things like taking turns with a toy or sharing. When one child helps the other in the water, they learn skills of leaning on each other for support. Often kids fight and also learn to resolve their issues among themselves which help in building conflict resolution skills.