{Raising Tots} Little People Bath

Raising Tots
I am thrilled to welcome Carolyn of The Pleasantest Thing as this weeks guest poster for {Raising Tots} Mom to Mom Parenting Series. This week she shares a fun activity that any toddler is guranteed to love. Read below for her activity.

On a recent family trip, we found a stash of Little People left over from when my now teenaged nephew was a toddler. My boys were thrilled, and couldn’t wait to play. Needless to say, the toys needed a bit of a rinse after a few years of non-use.

As I washed the toys, I realized bathing the Little People would be a fun activity for the boys. I gathered a few washcloths, plastic bowls, and measuring cups, and we went outside.

The boys took the idea of this being a “bath” very seriously at first. They washed the Little People, scrubbing with a washcloth, and using measuring cups to rinse their hair (this is how I wash my boys’ hair). Then they dried off the toys, and placed them away from the water, moving on to the next bather.

Of course, this eventually progressed into tossing all of the Little People into the water, and scooping them up with measuring cups. For toddlers in particular, scooping up the toys in a measuring cup takes a fair amount of coordination and fine motor skill.

The boys had so much fun with these pretend baths that we kept bathing Little People throughout the weekend.

Carolyn is a mom to two boys, ages 4 1/2 and 1. She believes play is critical to child development.Her blog can be found at http://www.pleasantestthing.com


A big thank you to Carolyn for this fun activity. Head over to her blog The Pleasantest Thing for other great ideas. For more toddler tips, activities, and advice, visit the {Raising Tots} page for more articles! Do your children enjoy giving their toys “baths”?

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