Bubbles and Their Benefits: Communication
As discussed in our last blog post, playing with bubbles can hone important motor skills, but it doesn’t stop there. Bubbles also teach children skills for better interaction with others.
The benefits of bubble play also affect children’s social abilities. If they’re playing with other kids, children must understand how to share the bubbles and interact in a social setting. Cooperative play gives kids the chance to build and maintain friendships through compromise, resolution of conflict, and adherence to rules of the game. It also helps kids learn how to pick up on social cues and express their own desires.
Playing with bubbles helps children learn how to communicate. They must use words, body language, or facial expressions to indicate they want more bubbles or that it is their turn to blow.
Bubble blowing is the perfect opportunity to practice vocabulary or introduce new vocabulary to your children. You can use words to describe the movement, position, or size of the bubbles (above, below, behind, big, small); practice colors (our bottles, labels, and tops come in a variety of colors); or numbers (how many). If your child is older, use bigger words like “translucent”, “iridescent”, or “elastic”. Make sure to explain or demonstrate the meanings of these new words. Children learn well from imitation and practice, so using new vocabulary during play can help expand your child’s language skills in a super fun way!
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