Fun to Play | Bubbles
for parents and their young children
Bubbles Things To Look Forward To
Here are some ideas for children newborn to three.
Heads Up (Newborn-1 month) - Blow bubbles for baby to see and track. She may be startled when they land on her fingers or cheek.
The Looker (1-4 months) - Stand behind your baby and gently blow bubbles over her head. Watch the expression on her face. Her best range of vision is 8 to 12 inches.
Creeper-Crawler (4-8 months) - Blow the bubbles so your child can catch them, or blow them in such a way that they land on her hands or arms. Blow the bubbles slowly so she can see where they are coming from. Her vision is as good as an average adult's without glasses.
The Cruiser (8-12 months) - Watch your child try to crawl or run after the bubbles. She will laugh and giggle as they magically appear and disappear.
The Walker (12-18 months) - Blow the bubbles outside and watch what happens when they touch the trees or grass. Talk about what happens to the bubbles when they pop. Help your child find big and little bubbles. Catch bubbles with wet and dry hands. Is there a difference? Use a kazoo to teach your child how to blow bubbles. She will be fascinated with the sound. Put the large end of the kazoo in the bubble solution and blow.
The Doer (18-24 months) - Your child will try to blow her own bubbles. She may be frustrated if it doesn't go her way. She still needs supervision with the bubble solution and the blower.
The Tester (24-36 months) - Your child would not consider letting you blow the bubbles for her. She will insist on trying to do it herself. Let her try her hand at the fly swatter in the bubbles.