Playing with water is exactly what it sounds like – H2O plus any suitable items that can be used for scooping, pouring, splashing and more. All you need is a few plastic cups (no glass), buckets, sponges, and light toys to float on the surface of the water. Older children can use large spoons, plastic eyedroppers, mini watering cans, and other containers that require more dexterity.
For water play, have your child sit on the lawn, on the patio, or in an area where you don’t mind getting wet (the laundry room or basement is ideal). Line the space with old towels, put a hat on your little one if she’s outside, and then let her go to town.