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    Water Play
    Bath-Time Fun
    Bath-Time Fun Bathtime (or pooltime) is fun time for your toddler. Playing with water is both fun and fascinating. Your child can see it, and he can touch it, but he can't hold it for more than a second before it washes out through his fingers. ...
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    Pool Games
    Water Games
    Water Games As we learned earlier, team sports are great for teaching kids about strategy, teamwork, and social interaction. Add some water and see how quickly they learn how much fun summer can be! Water Basketball—Splashketball! High Score ...
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    Water Play
    Fun Water Games for Every Age
    What's the best way to beat the boredom and distract your kids from the lure of video games? Play some water games, of course! And no, you don't even need a pool to beat the heat. Just head out into your backyard and get busy having fun. Even the...
    Rebecca Desfosse
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    Water Play
    5 Best Backyard Water Games for All Ages
    Backyard water games are a blast for kids of all ages. When the temperatures start to rise, break out the hose and sprinklers and cool off with these wet and wild games. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Science Activities
    Muddied Waters
    Muddied WatersMaterials 3 clean jars Garden soil Sand Dirt Stick Directions The object of this activity is to observe how water gets muddy and clears again. Fill the jars two-thirds full of water. Drop a handful of garden soil in one, a handf...
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    Science Activities
    Flotation Experiment
    Flotation ExperimentMaterials Bathtub or sink Lightweight objects corks, feathers, plastic lids or caps, sponges Heavier objects paper clips, pencils, buttons Directions Fill the bathtub or sink with water. Set all the objects nearby within you...
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    Summer Crafts and Activities
    Top Summer Games and Activities for Kids
    Looking for some fun summer day activities for your kids? Well look no further! Beach Obstacle Course All you need is a stick and a shovel to make a fun beach activity for your child. Read the instructions for the Beach Obstacle Course. Wat...
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    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
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    Water Play
    Pavement Painting
    Pavement PaintingMaterialsPlastic bucket Large paint brushes Old sponges Water Directions On a dry, warm day give your child a plastic bucket of water, one or two paintbrushes, and an old sponge. Find a safe driveway, wooden deck, cement wall, o...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Activities for Babies
    Water Play
    Water PlayTime 30 minutes Materials Wading or plastic tub with a few inches of waterWaterplay equipment such as empty squeeze bottles, plastic cups, boats, funnels, balls, floating objects, plant sprayer, sponge or dish rag, etc. Directions Babie...
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    Water Play
    First Water Slide
    First Water SlideTime 15 to 20 minutes Materials Plastic tarp, old shower curtain, or heavy-duty plastic garbage bagWarm water Directions Babies love water, and this is an activity that encourages water play and a good workout on a warm day. On a...
  • two boys using sprinklers in backyard
    Water Play
    5 Best Backyard Water Games for All Ages
    Backyard water games are a blast for kids of all ages. When the temperatures start to rise, break out the hose and sprinklers and cool off with these wet and wild games. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Activities for Toddlers
    Tabletop Water-Play
    Tabletop Water-PlayTime 20 to 30 minutes Materials Large and small plastic bowlLarge plastic cooking spoonWater Directions The motion and properties of water are mysteries to toddlers, and exploring them can provide great entertainment. Sit with ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Activities for Toddlers
    Water Swing
    Water SwingTime 10 to 20 minutes Materials Lawn sprinklerToddler seat swing Directions Turn on an oscillating sprinkler that has been up near a swing so the drops fall on the baby as he swings back and forth. This activity should bring squeals o...
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    Water Play
    Funnel and Fill
    Funnel and FillTime 20 to 30 minutes Materials Several small funnelsPlastic bottlesWater Directions Set out an array of small funnels, cups, and plastic bottles and work together to transfer the water from one bottle to another. Extensions Pret...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Pool Games
    Water Games
    Water Games As we learned earlier, team sports are great for teaching kids about strategy, teamwork, and social interaction. Add some water and see how quickly they learn how much fun summer can be! Water Basketball—Splashketball! High Score ...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

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  • Entertainment and Activities
    Water Play
    Bull's-Eye
    Bull's-EyeTime 15 to 20 minutes Materials Variety of hand-sized spongesBucket of waterChalk Directions Draw a target on outdoor pavement.Soak the sponges in the bucket of water and toss them into the center of the target. Extensions Play until t...