All children are fascinated by water and you only have to see how much time children spend ‘washing’ their hands given half the chance, to realise that flooding the bathroom is all part of the learning experience! We have water play experience both inside and outside at nursery and are always looking for new oppportunities to use water. One current favourite is with children using large paint brushes and a small container of water to ‘paint’ the fence in the garden. Hours of entertainment, but also a great way for children to develop their fine and gross motor skills and to collaborate with each other and solve problems.
This is a lovely article from Community Playthings, which reminds us all of the benefits of water play. http://www.communityplaythings.co.uk/learning-library/articles/making-the-most-of-water-play?source=pal165#