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Support your toddlers development with this activity.

What You Need:


  • Household objects that can get wet

  • Large container of water

What To Do:


  1. With your child collect items around your home that are safe for your child to play with (and can get wet), such as a metal and plastic spoons, leaves, and a toy car.

  2. Fill a large container with water.

  3. Explain to your child what the terms “sinking” and “floating” mean by placing an object on the water and showing her.

  4. Have your child choose one object at a time. Ask her, “Does it sink or float?” Repeat this for all the objects.

  5. Make a pile of objects that sink and objects that float.