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Brain Building Tips

Vroom distils early learning research into bite-size activities that support children’s brain growth from birth to age five. With the backing of the Bezos Family Foundation, vroom.org was developed by a group of dedicated scientists, community leaders and trusted brands, with input from community organisations and families, early childhood experts and neuroscientists.

Bathtime Weather Man

Bathtime

Use your child’s time in the tub to talk about the weather. Sprinkle water on his/her arms and talk about rain. Let him/her take a turn sprinkling rain on your arms. When you’re draining the tub, show him/her how the water looks like a tornado. Take turns opening and closing the drain to let the water swirl around.

Having conversations helps to build children’s brains—your child is learning new words, and learning about cause and effect when he/she sees the water go down the drain.

 

Bath Count

Bathtime

When your child is in the tub, think of all the things you can count together. For example, the number of splashes he/she makes or the number of times you pour water on him/her. Take turns counting and talk about what you are doing. 

Counting small numbers of things helps your child understand that numbers go in a sequence, from little numbers to big ones. 

Splish, Splash, Pour

Bathtime

Grab two cups before bathtime. Give your child a cup and pour water from your cup into his/hers. Then ask your child to pour the water from his/hers back into yours. Count the number of times out loud and see how many times you can go back and forth!

Supporting children as they explore and discover will help them become learners for life. Counting out loud also helps your child build a stronger sense of numbers.