Thursday, January 25, 2018

Babies and Bubbles...Our Favorites!

Bubbles are not only LOVED by our babies and toddlers, they are also wonderful way to encourage many areas of development and learning.

Visual tracking skills
Bubbles are an excellent way to help babies develop visual skills. We are not born with the visual skills we need for learning, including the skills to fix, follow, track, and focus. These skills need to develop over time. Because bubbles are both eye catching and slow moving, they are a great aid eye development.

Gross motor movement, balance and muscle tone development
For little babies, bubbles are a fun tummy time activity and every bit of happy tummy time helps with development! In tummy time position, bubbles encourage head turning – right, left, up and down--movements that are needed to help control primitive reflexes, so important for future coordinated movement and learning.

Hand-eye and foot-eye coordination
Popping the bubbles, be it with the whole hand, two hands, a finger, a foot or a toe all involve the development of hand-eye or foot-eye coordination. These early movement experiences form the basic building blocks of the catching, hitting, throwing and kicking skills.

We encourage all families to start blowing bubbles at home! Simple, clean fun! 
Reaching for bubbles!

Yay! Bubbles!

I see bubbles!

Bubbles tickle when they pop!

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