Use soapy water to make a fun learning activity.

What You Need:

• A container of soapy water
• Food coloring (optional)

What To Do:

1. Swish your fingers in the soapy water to make bubbles.
2. Ask your toddlers if he can make bubbles the same way.
3. Encourage him to pick up a bubble or poke his finger or toe through one. Ask him what happens when he touches a bubble.
4. Count the number of bubbles he bursts.
5. Show him how to blow some of the bubbles from his hand into the air and ask him to copy you. Talk about what happens when he blows on them and how far they fly.
6. If available, add a few drops of food coloring to the water.
7. Have your child describe the colors he sees.

Safety Alert: Toddlers love water. It’s fun to explore! But never take your eyes off your child while he’s in the bathtub or playing with a container of water. Your child’s top-heavy head may cause him to fall forward into the water and not be able to get up. Children can drown in just a few inches of water.