Children love to play with bubbles and can chase them for hours. Research shows that playing with bubbles is actually an important accessory in the development of their gross motor skills. In fact, it is not just the gross motor skills but also the fine motor skills of your toddler that will help get developed faster.
While chasing the floating water balls, toddlers make use of various movements and their motor skills get developed automatically. This will not just develop his tracking abilities, but also help his different muscles get strengthened because this involves lot of activities. In fact, this is a whole body activity and also helps your child learn how to balance himself during specific situations.
If you allow and show your toddler to blow the bubbles, his oral motor skills will also get developed. Blowing is a good exercise for the mouth. However, the child will also develop other gross motor skills like squatting and kicking while following the water bubbles.
You can draw bubbles of all sizes on a piece of paper – big ones, little ones, green ones, and purple ones
Next, blow some real bubbles outside!
You can expand this activity by taking your creativity to the next level. You can experiment with shapes so that your child learns the difference between big and small
Disclaimer: This presents an overview of child development. It is important to keep in mind that the time frames presented are averages and some children may achieve various developmental milestones earlier or later than the average but still be within the normal range of development. This information is presented to help parents understand, at a high level, what to expect from their child. Any questions/concerns you may have about your child’s development should be shared with your doctor.