As long as I have worked with children, I have noticed one universal truth; they all love bubbles. In fact, I don’t think I have met anyone that doesn’t love bubbles, either as an adult or a child and I have many memories of both enjoying the hundreds of bubbles that have shot out of various bubble makers such as the Gazillion Bubbles Disney Cars Motorized Bubble Machine.
So in short, we all know that kids love bubbles, but did you know that bubbles help their development? It’s true and it is actually surprising how many areas that bubbles can stimulate development.
Language, hand eye coordination and vision are all areas that are aided by bubbles floating around their head. If we look at each one, we can see a range of things happening and, as a parent; you will definitely run out and purchase the first of bubbles, whether it comes in a bottle to blow or whether you can add it to a bath, like the Caillou Ultra Gentle Bubble Bath.
First up, hand eye coordination. This may seem like a stretch when you first think about it but even young infants will sit and point to bubbles as they float around their heads and this actually helps hand eye coordination. Just think about an activity that will encourage this. A Gazillion Bubbles Disney Cars Motorized Bubble Machine or Disney Little Mermaid Ariel Motorized Bubble Blower set up outside where you encourage the children to run, point and pop the fine bubbles. Not only does this exercise encourage the development of hand eye, lining up the finger to pop the bubble, but it also encourages exercise and gross motor development.
Also, this type of play, as well as some quiet bath time with a Gazillion Bubbles Tub Town Wacky Wharf Playset, can encourage language development in children. Children will love talking, laughing and singing songs about bubbles and there is always an opportunity to do this.
In addition to the songs, children who blow bubbles are believed to talk earlier than children who don’t since they are learning to manipulate their mouths, which only aids in speaking and pronouncing words.
Lastly, blowing bubbles really does help vision and not just in a hand eye coordination way. Infants who watch bubbles, either with their parents or caregivers blowing them or watching them come from a Gazillion Bubbles Disney Cars Motorized Bubble Machine are able to build on their tracking ability. The bubbles float up and down and all around and the baby’s eyes follow the movements. As they grow, they are able to build on depth perception to pop the bubbles and of course, on their hand eye coordination.
So with all of these benefits to development, it leads one to believe that not only are bubbles fun but they are also beneficial and worth every minute of fun.