Young children learn through play. When young children are actively involved in their own learning and having fun at it, they learn better. You can support their learning by engaging them playfully in everyday activities. The activities on our site are based on everyday experiences, use materials commonly found in the home, and most importantly designed to encourage children’s healthy development in all areas (physical, social emotional, language and literacy, and cognitive).


Allow your toddler to use soap and water to wash the car.

What You Need:

  • Sponge

  • Bucket

  • Baby Shampoo

  • Riding toy or pretend cars

What To Do:

  1. Fill a small bucket with soap and water.

  2. Encourage your child to wash his car using the sponge. Show him how to use his fingers to squeeze the sponge out and work those fine-motor skills!

  3. After he is finished washing his car, help him to hold the hose and aim it at the car to wash off the suds.

Safety alert! Young children can drown in just a few inches of water.