Yesterday a summer shower came. It lasted only a few minutes, but it left the children a glorious gift…
… A giant puddle!
Their imaginations went into overdrive and fun was had by all.
A chair on a stump became a life guard stand.
Pieces of drift wood became surf boards.
And before long everyone joined the “beach party”!
Fridays are a big deal around here in the Summer because that is our official water play day! It is the most popular activity we do in the summer. The children absolutely love it and they are learning as they go!
Water play fosters learning in all developmental areas. It provides opportunities for children to experiment with math and science concepts, strengthen their physical skills, advance their social and emotional skills, and enhance language development (Crosser, 1994; Hendrick, 1996).