Kids want to play forever which is why they give parents a lot of trouble when it’s time to eat or shower. If your kids still wail and cry when it comes to bath time, perhaps it’s time to introduce some toys to make the time enjoyable!
Here are some of the fun bath toys to get:
1. Bath crayons and paints
Bath crayons and paints are a lot of fun because kids love to draw or squiggle some lines just to see all the colours. It also keeps them occupied while you shampoo their hair. Not to worry though, bath crayons and paints wash off easily.
Not sure which to choose? Go for bath paints if the bathroom has tiles and large grout lines so it’ll be easier to wash off paints from the grout lines.
2. Mixing bowls and colander set
Mixing bowls and colanders fascinate children because the bowls can hold water but filter through the colander. When the kids touch the water as it trickles down the colander, it’s sort of like sensorial play as well. Playing with bowls and colanders is also like an early Science lesson for kids.
If you aren’t keen on purchasing a special set of bowls just for bath time, you can use some of the kid bowls or any containers at home such as empty hotel toiletry bottles, as long as it’s safe to use.
3. Bath pipes
These colourful bath pipes can be stuck to the walls of the bathtub and allow kids to experiment with different arrangements to get the water flowing. It’ll occupy them for a long time as they keep rearranging the pipes.
4. Suction cup bath toys
Suction cup bath toys such as the 9 Jellyfish is the simplest fun for kids. Kids will enjoy sticking the bath toys and yanking it off just to hear the ‘pop’ sound. The colourful jellyfish also makes a child feel like they are in an aquarium.
5. Watering can
Watering can is similar to a colander. Children get to fill up the watering can and watch the water pour out the spout. Siblings will enjoy pouring water on each other’s heads! They may even try to pour it on their parents!
6. Floating numbers and letters
If you sneakily want them to learn their Numbers and ABCs, getting these floating numbers may help you in your quest. These letters are not adhesive but can stick to walls when it’s wet. Get the kids to pick out letters and numbers for you or spell out their names.
7. Squirters or mini water guns
Squirters, whether they are made of silicone or just plain mini water guns, excite kids a lot! You’ll hear some giggles as they squirt water at their siblings or themselves. Just make sure the toys are dried properly after use to prevent the growth of mold. It’s also a good chance to teach them how to squirt water using their hands and watch them try with their tiny hands!
8. Munchkin’s Float and Play Bubbles
Little toys are encased in a see-through ball and make a sound when they are shaken. This will intrigue children as they drop, push and spin the plastic balls around to see what happens to the toys. A few reviews also mentioned the toys stay mold free because there isn’t any space for mold to hide and grow in.
9. Showerhead and bath set
This mini shower is perfect for toddlers and promotes independence. All the kid needs to do is just to press the button and the shower turns on for them to rinse their face and hair.
10. Spin N Sort Spout Pro
This award-winning bath toy encourages STEM skills in young children through sorting, stacking, constructing and uses early Physics to get the gears running with water. Its spout is battery operated and draws water from the tub to the spout for an endless stream of water.