Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bubbles, Bubbles, Everywhere!!!!


Children love blowing! Adding bubbles to the equation doubles the fun! Bubbles are fascinating, festive and free-floating wonders that bring a smile to everyone's faces.

Chasing and catching bubbles is a great way to stimulate eye-hand coordination, and popping them offers them an introduction to physics. Blowing bubbles also helps strengthen mouth muscles, which aids in speech development. Best of all, bubbles are bliss for little ones.

Step-by-Step:
1. Let your toddler practice blowing air through a straw into a large cup or bowl of water.
2. Add bubble solution and have your toddler blow again. Recite the rhyme: "Bubbles, bubbles, everywhere. See them blow into the air."
3. Use a bubble wand to make bubbles, blowing and waving the wand through the air.
4. See how many bubbles your child can catch on the wand.
5. Try counting the bubbles and catching them before they touch the ground.
6. Show how to keep a bubble in the air by blowing it from underneath.

Materials:
Water
Large plastic bowl
Straws
Bubble solution - store-bought or Mommy-made (add about 2 tablespoons of liquid soap to a cup of water)
Bubble wands

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