Let your toddler become an active explorer and increase her curiosity with this activity.

What You Need:

  • What You Need:

  • Towel

  • Two small buckets or large bowls with water,

  • Sponge

  • Dish washing soap

  • Washable objects or toys such as toy cars, baby dolls.

What To Do:

  1. Invite your child to wash the objects you put out for her.

  2. Add soap to one of the bowls.

  3. Demonstrate how to put the sponge in the soap water and scrub the item, followed by rinsing in the clean water bowl, and then drying the item with the towel.

  4. Give your child all the time she wants to experience the activity and repeat the motions.

  5. Use the words “wash, rinse, and dry” when describing what she’s doing. As she engages in this activity, give her encouragement. Say, “You’re working hard at getting the toys clean. I like how you’re scrubbing the top of the car with the sponge to get it really clean.”