Baths have to happen, and it’s not hard to make them a highlight of the day’s routine. More than fun, though, good bath toys help children increase their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination with actions like pouring, squirting, and squeezing. As they see what floats and what sinks, they begin to understand how and why things happen. Best of all, good bath toys encourage them to use their imagination, an important first step in developing the creative thinking skills which lead to problem solving.
A few simple bath toys will make everyone look forward to bath time at your house. You don’t have to go out and buy anything. Bath toys are lurking in your kitchen drawers: measuring cups, a turkey baster and a funnel are perfectly designed for water play. If you want to keep your kitchen supplies in the kitchen, look for used bath toys at garage sales or thrift shops.