Water play is fun and gives lots of opportunities for learning. Water play is a versatile activity which can occur indoors or outdoors.

Water play enhances physical development, creates opportunities to support language development and is a fun way to experiment with mathematical and science concepts such as volume and weight. Empty bottles, cartons and tubs of various sizes offer opportunities for the child to practice filling and pouring. It allows the adult to add mathematical language such as sink/float, empty/full, heavy/light, or more/less. Water play is a physical experience which encourages eye/hand coordination through squeezing, stirring, squirting, and splashing, as well as introducing new words.

For more information visit https://first5.gov.ie/userfiles/pdf/water-play.pdf

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