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Kid and Bath and Toys – adds up to entertainment
Children and bath times – what a messy but fun combination! Adding toys to bath time is a great way to entertain your child.
Today, there’s a tremendous range of bath toys available. Here you’ll find a good selection of them – appealing to different age groups and interests. Everything from music to dolls.
I’ve found that my little cousins will play with virtually anything in the bath. A toy they would not consider in the play room gets a completely new appeal when mixed with water. Kid and Bath and Toys is such a winning combination.
Such a variety!
Your kids can play and learn in the bath tub
With such a wide range of bath toys available it’s a good idea to have a selection of toys. Each can encourage a different type of play.
Dolls, toy boats and fish etc encourage ‘make believe’ play. With the boats your child can have races or pretend to be in a storm. Dolls can swim and dive.
As a child, when I played with my dolls, I became so involved in their world and my imagination explored many different scenarios – I was everything from a mother to a doctor.
There a lots of educational bath toys. These not only teach the different shapes and colors but encourage manipulative play as your child pieces things together and gets different shapes to fit. Soapy hands add to the challenge.
Creativity is encouraged by craft and arts based bath toys. Stickers, paints and the like are a fun way for your child to express itself – and it all washes off!!.
My aunt found that using this type of toy was great for my younger cousin who was a slow talker and found it hard to communicate. She loved to draw and was able to relay her feelings this way.
What to look for in bath toys.
- The most important (and obvious) thing to look for when it comes to kid bath toys is that they are waterproof. Check the toy is meant for the bath as well as appealing to your child.
Supervision required at all times!
- Never, ever leave your child unattended while they are having a bath. An accident can occur so very quickly in the bath.
- Do not leave the bathroom while you are running a bath (if your child is in the bathroom). Hot water and faucets can scold.
- Some bath toys can be quite small and it is important to watch that your child does not try to put them into their mouth
- Kid and bath and toys – require vigilance.
- Look out for small parts in some bath toys. If your child has a habit of putting things into their mouth then avoid such toys or make sure that the parts are too big to be swallowed.
- For activity centers etc, where water is meant to be poured in, check that they are made of sturdy materials. Children can work these toys hard and they have to be made of strong materials to endure.
- With battery-operated toys check the seal of the storage section. You want to make sure that it is definitely watertight as water leaking in will reduce the battery life and ultimately destroy the toy.
Baths are not a new thing!
It is not a modern idea to have a bath. Baths were a very important aspect of life in Rome more than two thousand years ago.
At that time, baths were a communal area and when they first appeared only men used baths. It is fair to assume that some very interesting things would have been discussed during these communal baths, including high politics and intrigue.
As bath areas evolved during the Roman period, separate areas for men and women were built. But the male baths were always more spacious and elaborate!
The Roman bathrooms had under floor heating and air ducts in the walls, meaning the room would be full of steam when in use. Sounds familiar!
Kid and Bath and Toys – they all need cleaning.
I would recommend that you rinse your kids’ bath toys every time after use. This stops any soap residue building up on the toys.
Here are the Bath Toys we have reviewed…
This is a great little bath toy for kids. It will encourage your child to use their imagination when exploring the two islands with Dora and her friends!
This toy is very appealing and attractive, with nice bright colors. Children will be able to ‘make believe’ so many different scenes.
Measuring 11.5”x11”x3.9”, this toy is not too big for the bath tub, which can be a bonus. It does not require batteries.
Three characters are included, so more than one child can play with this toy in the bath. It really promotes cooperative and interactive play.
Bath time Memory Testing!
This is a really fun game to play with your child.
If your bathroom is like most, there are lots of things sitting around. Shampoo, brushes, bottles and towels etc.
Pick out about 5 or 6 items from around the bathroom and put them in front of your child. Time them for 30 seconds while they look at the items and then get them to close their eyes (A good time to rub on some shampoo?).
Take one of the items away and see if your child can guess which toy has disappeared.
This is great fun for children and helps increase their memory capacity. As your child get better at this game you can include more and more items.
My 6 year old cousin plays this with at least 20 items! She loves it. A great thing is that it’s not restricted to the bathroom and you can play this game in any room of the house.
Tomy Water Symphony
Music to your ears! Let your child get musical in the bath.
I wish I’d had one of these when I was young! This is one of the sweetest bath toys I have ever seen. It consists of eight floating dolphins and when you tap their heads they produce a noise.
The noise is created by the air and each dolphin produces a different note.Batteries are not required for this toy.
This is a beautiful looking toy and I think it would appeal very much to younger toddlers. Each dolphin is a different color. The attractive colors, the real look of the dolphins and the fact that it makes a noise will have your child wanting to interact and play with this toy.
This toy is great as it introduces the idea of music aided learning. Your toddler can either make up their own tunes or try, when they are slightly older, to recreate well-known ones.
The Water Symphony helps memory development since each color represents a note. To play a tune, young bathers need to remember which colors and notes go together.
This is a good toy for creative play and also helps develop hand and eye coordination.
An excellent kid’s bath toy and good value.
B. Fish n Splish Bath Boat
All Ahoy! Time to set sail.
This Boat is such an adorable toy. It is very realistic and will encourage your child to engage in ‘make believe’ play. There’s a heap of extras.
There are lots of bright colors so the tug boat is very appealing to toddlers. They’re sure to want to play with this toy.
The B. Fish and Splish Boat has little compartments and comes with fish and a fishing rod. Kids love hiding things in the compartments and they can also try and catch the fish with the rod. Great fun.
An advantage of the compartments is that all the accessories can be safely stored away when not in use.
This toys helps with manipulative skills and develops dexterity.
Hours of entertainment .
This review of Kid and Bath and Toys
was written by ..
– Favorite aunt from Ireland. Storyteller and playmaster.
This is a fabulous bath time toy. It provides great fun and will be really educational for your child.
The Floating Shape toy features multi-colored floatable shapes (16 pieces) and board. Kids can fit the pieces together to make different shapes.
This is a brilliant educational toy for the bath. It gives your toddler an introduction to geometry.
The pieces come in a variety of colors (and shapes) and have real appeal to kids. Children will love fitting the different parts together and learning what shapes they can make.
This toy is designed for 3 year olds & up and there are a few smaller parts. We wouldn’t recommend this toy for a child any younger than three years.
Putting all the pieces together develops manipulative skills and increases dexterity.
We think this is a fabulous educational bath time toy.
An alternative to Bath Toys ?
You’ll find some interesting alternatives to Bath Toys in our review of Spongebob Bath toys or you may select another toy category from the sidebar.
Or for something completely different ..
This is such a great toy! A variation on our water theme.
This toy includes water slide, wading pool, water sprayer, ring toss game (with 4 inflatable rings).
It’s pretty easy to set up this toy and once you have, your kid can have hours of fun of trying to toss ringsand hit the balls.
The Rainbow play center is excellent for honing your child’s hand-to-eye coordination.
More than one child can play with this fun toy. Group play promotes interaction and helps your toddler develop social skills including taking turns.
This is an outside toy. It encourages children to run around a get some welcome exercise.