High Chair Water Play
The Benefits of Water Play
There’s no fancy toys, trays, buckets or water tables in these pictures, just the good ole’ high chair and some trusty baby sized ball pit balls (any other ball or toy will do absolutely fine).
Our little ones love their water playtime more than anything. They’re practically splashing on the mat before they’ve even got their hands in the water, anyone else’s bubba do that?
We’ve put together some ideas for some exciting water play activities
For babies who can sit unaided in a high chair.
A great idea to do when you’re getting their food prepared (if like us you’ve got a hungry hippo on your hands who just will not wait) is to provide some high chair entertainment.
The activity set out below uses all the components of sensory play (language development, cognitive growth, gross and fine motor skills, problem solving skills).
For younger babies
For a lovely calming quiet activity fill a tray with some water and place it at their feet, gently guiding them towards the water, allow their little toes to get wet, you can do the same activity with their hands and watch them squirm with delight as they kick and splash around or swirl the water through their fingers.
This activity acts as the precursor to baby kicking, they’ll start to uses their little legs more and more as they kick and feel the water between their toes.