By Emily Jung
Bath time is a great way to incorporate language activities into your daily routines. This one-on-one time with your child is a great opportunity to target a variety of language concepts including; nouns, verbs, concepts, body parts, following directions, sound and action imitation, and answering questions. Here are some ways to build language and make bath time even more fun for children!
Words/Language to use:
- Take off socks (clothing items)
- Time for a bath
- Water onSoap
- Get in
- Pop bubbles
- Bye water
- Under/on top
Is it full?
Do you want bubbles?
Where are your toes? (Identify body parts)
Where is the fish? (Identify objects)
Do you want the duck or boat? (Provide choice of toys)
- Wash your arms (other body parts).
- Give me the towel.
- Put the toys in.
- Close your eyes.
- Dry your feet.
- Pop the bubbles.
- Describe what you are doing
- Repeat actions several times
- Say the word each time you do the action
- Make the routine repetitive and predictable
- Make up songs about washing, bubbles, drying off, etc.
Books about Bath Time:
Bath Time! By Sandra Boynton
Get Out of My Bath by Nosy Crow
Tubby by Leslie Patricelli
Peekaboo Bathtime by DK Publishing
The Bath Time Book by Michael Yu