Bubble Play: So Many Learning Benefits...
Our Kindermusik little ones have so much fun with bubbles! Did you know that bubble play is a wonderful multi sensory activity with lots of benefits for your baby & toddler? Here's why...
Visual tracking skills: Follow where the bubbles go. Some are fast and some are slow. And some will even glow!
Hand/eye coordination: It takes serious practice to link up what the eyes and hands are doing in order to accurately dip and blow with a wand.
Sensory processing skills: Bubbles are wet. and slimy. and sticky. They feel funny.
Social and communication skills: Little ones can ask or sign for “more” and establish eye contact when doing so. And if playing in a group, they can practice taking turns and keeping personal space between their bodies so they don’t bump into or knock each other over.
Gross motor skills: What an easy way to get kids to reach way up high, stand on their tippie toes, squat, jump, run, stomp, and kick.
Identifying body parts: Pop the bubbles with just one finger, falling on nose, your toes...tickling your tummy!
Looking for a great bubble blower? This is the one we use in class... (click on image for purchasing info)
Speech skills. The "b" and "p" sounds that are formed in the front of the mouth with the lips are early speech sounds that are naturally used during bubble play. A few examples include “Bubbles!” “Bye-bye bubbles!” and “Pop!”
Language and cognitive skills: You can teach toddlers and preschoolers how to understand and describe where the bubbles are and what they’re doing by pointing things out when they happen. “The bubbles are going up (or down)” “They’re going fast (or slow).” “There’s a bubble in front of (or behind) you.” “I see one next to you.” “There’s one above (or below) your head.” “It’s to your right (or left).” “That’s a really big (or little) bubble.” “Go pop the biggest (or smallest) bubble!”
Babies often love to watch others blow bubbles and think they’re so interesting, and bigger kids love to play with them in all kinds of creative ways. So what are you waiting for grab your bubbles and get ready for some learning fun, fun, fun!