Splish, splash, bubble, bubble, pop! Water play, both indoor and outdoor, is a unique activity for children because it’s always available, open-ended, and provides opportunities for extended learning.
Water play fosters learning in all developmental areas. It provides opportunities for children to experiment with math and science concepts, strengthen their physical skills, advance their social and emotional skills, and enhance language development. Water play relieves tension by encouraging children to release their emotions with pouring, pounding, and swooshing. In addition, social skills expand as children play cooperatively; negotiate; and share equipment, space, and materials. The children enjoyed it even more with the amazing weather we had last week.
It’s summer at Milestones, and that means camp! Each week we have tons of fun activities based on a single theme, such as the Ocean, Dinosaurs, and Cooking. Each theme will integrate, math, science, art, literature, and dramatic play, with each activity will emphasizing one of these topics in order to develop the whole child. View a calendar of the themes and activities for this month.