Tap Time – Water Play at 12 mths

A couple of weeks ago we were at a friend’s house when LM climb herself up their step stool and started splashing at the sink. My friend was happy for her to do so with us keeping a close eye and said she did ‘tap time’ play with her little girl. For so long LM has been content to potter and while we do little activities it made me realise she was ready for more. So this week we have been having a lot of wet fun at our kitchen sink.WP_20151112_08_17_29_Pro

And it has been so so lovely to see her having so much fun exploring the water, pouring and splashing. She gets water absolutely everywhere but she has so much fun doing it.taptime 1

Don’t get me wrong seeing her up the steps tool terrifies me slightly and unfortunately she has fidgeted and sidestepped off a couple of times. I felt awful but she wasn’t hurt as I was there to catch her and she was just desperate to get back up to the sink again. She now loves this and wants to do it all the time. The low point being when she slipped mid climb up and though I tried to catch her shecut her lip… but after a few years bless her she was right back up those steps determined to get to the sink and splash!

And who am I to resist when it makes her so happy?

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Simple playtime ideas really are the best sometimes and it is lovely watching her concentrate and knowing she is learning while she is enjoing herself so much.

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8 thoughts on “Tap Time – Water Play at 12 mths

  1. All the toys we buy them and they are just as happy with something as simple as water hey! She looks like she had a great time! Thanks for shairing on #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  2. Gorgeous pictures. I’d say she’s enjoying that! You probably already know, but in case not, you can get stools with sides to stop them toppling off. They are called Little Helpers. I never had one because always use a child-height table for cooking with toddlers and they are not cheap. But maybe worth a thought if she loves being up at the sink/worktop. I’ve got a link to them in the equipment/cooking products bit of my site: http://www.cookwithtoddlers.com/products/

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