At play with baby: water tub play

We have had some beautiful spring days and some of them were unseasonably warm. This was a perfect day to set out a little water tub play for my grandson…

I added a few rubber ducks to a small yellow tub filled with about an inch or more of water and my grandson played and played…

He did a little splashing..

And a little exploring…

And some floating…

And a little squeezing…

And a little reaching…

And a little dumping…

And a little grasping! So many different types of development going on while having fun playing in a water tub!

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By |2012-05-02T07:00:20+00:00May 2nd, 2012|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Trisha Cooper May 2, 2012 at 10:59 am - Reply

    So cute:) I used to put a little water in my dishwasher door (opened) and let my little ones splash away. The dishwasher helps them stand when they aren’t stable yet.

  2. Janire Ordonez May 2, 2012 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Pretty cold. Where did you buy your yellow tub?

  3. School Sparks Renee May 2, 2012 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    Great idea. My grandsons love their baths and since they live in Chicag0 (long winters!), my daughter puts them in the tub to play pretty often. Great pictures, Renee

  4. Jessica May 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    Looks like fun!

  5. crystal@growingajeweledrose May 2, 2012 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    Aw, such simple fun, and all from a bit of water, and a couple duckies.

  6. Katie Norris May 3, 2012 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    How fun!! I miss the days of those chubby little baby hands!! 😉

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 3, 2012 at 11:09 pm - Reply

      Aren’t they so sweet:)

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