The Two Water Play Essentials for the Summer

Summer is upon us, and so is hot weather and water play! Water play is one of the best ways to pass the time —and heat—in the summer, and there are lots of ways you can make it super fun, memorable, and enjoyable for your little ones. Water play has tons of benefits and is good ol’ fashioned fun for everyone. Keep reading for our favorite water play tips, as well as the two products you will need this summer to make water play your kiddo’s new favorite activity!

Water Play Tips

Water play is not only fun and refreshing in the hot summer sun; it is beneficial for a bunch of reasons.

Water play helps with:
  • Balance
  • Strength
  • Coordination
  • Fine & gross motor skills
  • Communication and social skills
  • Exploration
  • Curiosity
  • Learning opportunities

There are so many great water activities, toys, and crafts you can do. There are endless examples throughout social media, but here are the best tips to remember:

Don’t overthink it.  Seriously, don’t! You don’t have to spend a ton of time setting it up and creating something that your kiddo may or may not even be interested in. Toddlers can be super entertained with even the most simple of things, such as a bucket of water, a hose, or turning on the sprinklers. Start simple to see what your toddler loves and build onto that!
Invest in a water table or kiddie pool. If possible, it is a great idea to create a designated space for your kiddo to have water play activities. There are many different types of water tables, kiddie pools, or simple water bins that can be made into their own special water play space. This helps keep water play contained to one area, rather than taking over your entire space if you have other things going on outdoors.
Grab the cars and dirty toys.

As summer goes on, you might start to run out of ideas for water play activities and ways to keep their interest. Grab your dirty outdoor cars and toys and get washing! Toddlers love to feel helpful and part of the process, and it’s all the great benefits of water play rolled into one.

Sink or float? Simple but effective, “Sink or Float?” is a super simple game that is exactly like sounds: grabbing random objects and seeing if they sink or float! Incorporating learning opportunities whenever possible into playtime is always a plus.

Here’s What You Need for the Summer

Not sure where to start with water play, or looking for something new? We’ve got the two best products that are fun, versatile, long-lasting, and ready to become your kiddo’s new water play toys this summer!

Innobaby Silicone Fish Bath Scrub

A fun, sensory water toy that TRIPLES as a sand remover and bath scrub? Say hello to our award-winning Bathin’ Smart Silicone Bath Scrub!

This scrubbie gives off tons of super sensory feedback, making it the most addicting water toy — sure to entertain your little ones for hours.

Toss it in your beach bag not only as a fun toy, but to brush off excess sand before heading to the car. No need for messy mom hacks like cornstarch or baby powder; this scrubbie gets it all off!

When you get home, toss it in the bath with your littles for a calming and therapeutic bath time experience. Made from 100% Silicone, it is naturally resistant to mold and is even dishwasher safe (no more stinky washcloths)! The Unique double-sided scrub features shorter strands on one side, great for massaging cradle cap on newborns, and longer strands for scrubbing on the reverse.

Sensory Bubble Play Skin Happy Botanical Bubbles & Blower Set

If you have toddlers, this bubble set is a MUST for the summer!

Long-lasting, mess-free bubbles are here: Say hello to SPIKE’s Sensory Bubble Play! This sensory bubble toy gives tons of bubbles without the mess or soapy, gooey residue. Perfect for sensory play, learning, bubble therapy, the classroom, birthday parties, special events, and more, this uniquely designed bubble system is non-toxic, calming, and worry-free for parents. Made with plant extracts, coconut oil, and purified water, the skin-happy botanical bubble solution is easy on sensitive skin.

If your toddler loves bubbles, but you hate the mess and constantly dipping a wand into a messy jug, you’ll love how simple, easy, and mess-free this bubble blower is! Simply pour bubble solution into the tray, dip and twirl the blower, and start blowing bubbles!

Innobaby Spike Bubble Blower Set - innobaby

It’s super compact, which means no more lugging around huge bubble machines or wands! It’s the perfect toy to bring to the beach and is super easy on sensitive skin while out in the sun.

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