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Bubbles

Bubbles are great for everyone! They help toddlers learn the basics of cause and effect, young children develop their speech and language skills, older children explore numerous science concepts, and adults relax. Bubbles are one of the very best lifelong play activities available that the whole family can enjoy together. Keep a bottle of bubbles by your chair on the deck or porch to make it easy to include this simple, affordable and educational activity in your daily life.

DETERMINATION and PATIENCE
Watching your child learn how to blow bubbles is one of the earliest chances you'll have to see how your child is likely to cope with frustration throughout life.
LANGUAGE SKILLS
Blowing bubbles helps children develop the muscles in their mouth and tongue, so that their pronunciation and speech will be more clear. Which sounds more fun to you - blowing bubbles every afternoon or attending speech therapy? Bubbles will not cure all speech problems, of course, but they can help prevent and improve mild speech concerns.
CAUSE AND EFFECT
Bubbles teach cause and effect in a way that young children can understand, without the adult needing to intervene. For example, if you blow too hard, you won't get bubbles. If you are careful, you'll have some bubbles, but if your child dumps out the bubbles, they'll be all gone! If you do not refill, your child will quickly learn to change their behavior. If you do refill, that's "rescuing" and you're on your way to becoming a "helicopter parent".

Suggested books about Bubbles.
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How to do Science Experiments with Bubbles

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