Today’s Tip in our series of 52 Homeschool Tips for Every Homeschooler is to use bath time as learning time. Every kid has bath time and it typically goes a little longer than you would think. Therefore, why not maximize bath time and use it as a learning time for your children.
For babies and toddler, why not use bath time to sing nursery rhymes, sing Bible songs, or work on kicking and splashing. For the older toddlers and preschoolers, use bath time to work on singing as well as their alphabet and writing skills. You will find that foam letters stick very well to the tub walls. You can use this time to spell their name or simple sight words or simply letter recognition (i.e. “Joshua, find the letter B” and then he can put the letter B on the tub wall.”) You may also want to invest in some tub spray foam and then you can have them spray some foam on the tub wall and write their name or letters in the foam.
For older kids, you can do some of the same things by practicing spelling words with foam letters or writing in foam or working on sight words. This is also a good time to go over memory work like poetry and Bible verses. (Hey Classical Conversations friends, this is a good time for CC memory work review as well.)
No matter what age your children are, the bath or shower can be a great time to continue the learning and have fun together while maximizing learning time.
Do you use bath time as learning time? What do you do that’s fun?