Just like children are drawn to playing with water, children can also be just as attracted and fascinated by soapy bubbles in water. It might seem obvious, but simple soapy bubble play for toddlers and preschoolers is easy to set up, fun to watch and great for sensory development needs.
Anytime we have bubbles in the bath or bubbles in the kitchen sink my children are there wide eyed and arms outstretched. The just love the texture of bubbles, especially bubbles that froth and foam up in water.
Recommended ages: 2 years +
(Strict, active and constant supervision is required at all times with this activity)
Simple soapy bubble play for toddlers and preschoolers
I also love how simple the set up is for this soapy bubble play activity for kids –
Remember to always supervise your child around water. 🙂
I simply added a few good squirts of the detergent and filled our tub with water. The bubbles immediately started to form and take over the tub and the girls were squealing with delight.
Perfect for siblings to do together
You know that I’m all for finding activities for siblings to do together, I created the 101 activities for siblings poster that you all loved so much. This is one of the greatest play ideas that your children can do together because it is open-ended and there are no rules to what needs to be done. Children can be as creative as they like!
Speech, hearing and language development
When children play with bubbles it creates a wonderful opportunity for them to practice their speech, hearing and language development. Children will be keen and naturally want to use the word bubble, which is great because by doing so they are learning the early speach sound of ‘buh’ as in bubble and ‘puh’ as in pop.
Language can continue to be developed when conversations turn to describing the bubbles and how they look and feel.
Sensory and body awareness
Bubbles can provide a child with endless reasons to get to know more about their body and how it moves and feels. Boo, aged 2 years, was particularly interested in seeing the bubbles on her arm and how they would slide up and down along her skin.
Bubbles that have been formed in a watery tub provides a child with endless open-ended entertainment and learning opportunities. My girls both loved this activity as it’s great for all ages. Simple soapy bubble play for toddlers and preschoolers is a must.
Would your child love to play with soapy bubbles?
N.B Remember, ensure you are actively supervising your child at all times around water.
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Totally agree with you Semmalar. 🙂
Swagata Som says
That’s the most simple yet entertaining play for any ages. My 1yr old also loves to play with water and soapy bubbles . Thanks for sharing such a useful article. People often ignores simple play ideas which the kids can enjoy with the fullest.