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The Importance of Water Play for Early Years Cubs

16 June 2016

Splish, splash, bubble, bubble, pop! 

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Water play, both indoor and outdoor, is a unique activity for children because it’s always available and the Pre Nursery children have been exploring this in different ways in the outdoor area this week.

Water play is a fantastic way for children to learn… but it’s just children splashing in water right?

Wrong! Water play fosters learning in all developmental areas.

It provides opportunities for children to experiment with Mathematic and Science concepts, strengthen their physical skills, advance their social and emotional skills, and enhance language development. It provides open-ended opportunities for extended learning.

As children manipulate water play materials, they begin to understand why and how things happen.

For example, given sinking and floating objects, a child will soon discover that just because something is large in size does not mean it will sink.

Just look at the fantastic learning happening in the Pre Nursery this week. Don’t forget to send in extra clothes for your child as being this creative can get messy!

Natalie Walker, Pre-Nursery & Nursery Leader